Oval Kumquat
Fortunella margarita 'Centennial'

Family: Rutaceae (roo-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fortunella (for-tun-NEL-uh) (Info)
Species: margarita (mar-gar-EE-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Centennial

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Anselmo, California

Mulberry, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 20, 2011, mrs_colla from Marin, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is such a flavorful fruit! Much bigger than I thought the fruit would be, and the flavor is outstanding! It is tart, the peel is thin and sweet, and the fruit is so juicy you have to eat it above the sink or outside.
This is my most favorite citrus! The fruit ripens in late winder, early spring, and the fruits are big enough to make juice with.