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Meiwa Kumquat, Fortunella crassifolia, also known as Round Kumquat,It is grown as an ornamental plant and can be used in bonsai,Make Kumquat Jam or Marmalade
Kumquats are slow-growing, evergreen shrubs or small trees, from 2.5–4.5 metres tall, with dense branches, sometimes bearing small thorns. The leaves are dark glossy green, and the flowers pure white, similar to other citrus flowers, borne singly or clustered in the leaf-axils.
Kumquats originated in China (they are noted in literature dating to the 12th century), and have long been cultivated there and in Japan. They were introduced to Europe in 1846 by Robert Fortune, collector for the London Horticultural Society, and shortly thereafter into North America. Originally placed in the genus Citrus, they were transferred to the genus Fortunella in 1915, though subsequent work (Burkill 1931, Mabberley 1998) favours their return to inclusion in Citrus.
The seeds in auction are recently harvested (July 6/ 2012)
To sow : Put some moist potting soil in a 8" pot . Lay the seeds on top and cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil . Spray water and leave the pot at a warm spot . Once in a while spray some water to keep the surface moist, but not wet . Within 15- 60 days the seeds will germinate .