Fortunella japonica


An evergreen shrub with small leaves and masses of small white, scented flowers in spring.Cumquats make very good container plants for small gardens or courtyards and are suitable for topiary, standards, hedging or specimens.

They belong to the genus Fortunella, although they were once classified with their close relatives, the Citrus.

Small, tart, orange edible fruits are produced in summer. The tiny fruit can remain hanging on the tree for a long time, so are very decorative,or used to make marmalade and preserves or cumquat brandy.

Try these delicious recipes with your very own home-grown cumquats...