The kumquat (KUHM-kwaht) is a small, bright, orange, citrus fruit. It ranges in shape from oblong to round. The edible golden orange rind is sweet, while the rather dry flesh is very tart. Very ripe fruit can be sliced and served raw in salads or as a garnish. Kumquats are usually cooked, whether candied or pickled whole in preserves or marmalades. Kumquats are an excellent source of potassium and vitamins A and C.

Nutritional Info
Serving size: 1 fruit
Amount per serving
Calories: 13
Total fat: 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Saturated fat: 0g
Sodium: 2mg
Total carbohydrates: 3g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 0g

Taste: Comparable to an orange with a hint of tangerine

Selection: Fruit is best when firm, bright in color and unblemished.

Ripening: Not necessary

Ethylene Production: Low

Ethylene Sensitivity: None

Shelf Life: Kumquats store well in the refrigerator for two weeks. Fruit kept at room temperature should be used within three to four days.

Brooks Availability: November - March

Brooks Origin: Florida

Storage Temperature: 42°-45°F

Storage Humidity: 85%-95%