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)
Hardiness: 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)
On Mar 28, 2013, BecwarGardeners from Manvel, TX wrote:
We purchased one of these almost 2 years ago now. It's slightly taller than it was and produced far less this last round than the one before. We have an almost 3 year old who really enjoyed picking the fruit and in the process, tearing off parts of the plant. Amazingly, it has survived nonetheless. I'm not entirely certain it will ever be the large plant that so many seem to have. It is definitely a fighter, though!
On Dec 15, 2008, rntx22 from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
This plant has been loaded with fruit since early September and is still producing here in December. I was worried that it would not over winter outside, but it survived the snow we just had with no visible damage.
On Apr 28, 2007, ManicReality from Houston, TX (Zone 10a) wrote:
This plant smells wonderful, I have just received it. It is outside and doing fine so far. Plan on keepin an eye on it in the hot Houston summer, however I have seen lots of them around town so I'm sure it'll be fine.
On Mar 8, 2006, phoenixtropical from Mesa, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:
Kumquats appear to suffer more from the AZ sun than other varieties of citrus because they are slow growing. Meiwa kumquat fruits are much sweeter and tastier than the more common Nagami kumquat. Meiwa fruit is also different than Nagami in its outward appearance being spherical in shape rather than oblong. Another kumquat, named Marumi, also has round fruit but they are smaller and spicier than the Meiwa. The Marumi tree has thorns whereas the Meiwa does not. Several Marumi trees are present on campus at Arizona State University. Meiwa kumquats are extremely hard if not impossible to find in Arizona nurseries. This is partly due to the fact that Meiwas are unusually hard to graft.