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PlantFiles: 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

One vendor has this plant for sale.

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Edible Fruits and Nuts
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

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

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Grown for foliage

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive mrs_colla 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.


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

San Anselmo, California
Mulberry, Florida

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