20" - 28" tall Meiwa Kumquat Tree For Sale
Meiwa kumquat is recognized as one of the sweetest of the kumquats. Like all kumquats, the peel of the fruit is edible and sweet and the juice is more tart. Unlike most other kumquats, however, Meiwa has juice that is only mildly tart. When fully ripe, juice can be as sweet as other sweet citrus fruit such as mandarins and oranges. Fruit are very soft to the touch, orange and round-oval, about an inch in diameter. Like other kumquats, Meiwa is typically eaten whole. Meiwa is of medium vigor and will grow to 10-15 feet only under optimal conditions and after many years. Because it tends to remain fairly small, Meiwa is a great choice for a small space, and it can be successfully grown in a container for many years. Because the fruit are soft and don’t ship well, Meiwa is rarely found in grocery stores. However, Meiwa kumquat is an excellent cold-hardy citrus for anyone who likes kumquats. Make sure to purchase Meiwa grafted on Trifoliate orange (or hybrids); this citrus has delayed compatibility issues with rootstocks such as sour orange, and it can be difficult to grow on its own roots on soils typically found in the eastern USA.
- Mature Height: Typically 6-10 feet
- Ripens: Late Fall to Winter
- Hardiness: 10-15F
- Taste: Sweet Kumquat
Our trees are grafted with mature buds so our trees will fruit quicker.
* Hardiness temperatures are approximate, and indicate where fully dormant, mature trees may experience significant damage.
Please keep in mind that we are unable to ship to AZ, CA, HI, FL, LA, TX. These restrictions are due to USDA Agricultural laws.
- We ship via UPS Ground
- We ship on Mondays & Tuesdays
- If your order is placed after 9am on Tuesday it will likely ship the next week.
- Trees may need to be topped or pruned to fit in the box.
- Tracking number will be emailed to you when your order ships, please check your spam folder if you don't see an email.
These are a few questions we are often asked and their answers:
Why dont you ship to FL or CA?
We aren't able to due to USDA restrictions, we wish we could but we can't.
When will my tree fruit?
We graft with certified mature buds so our trees are capable of flowering and producing fruit in the first season, but will definitely flower and produce fruit in the second season. We recommend removing fruit for the first couple years to allow the tree to focus on branching and growing roots.
What does this variety taste like?
In most cases the original Budwood program we purchased Certified buds from does not offer much in the way of descriptions or taste information. We then grow those buds out and continuously harvest new buds and then sell young trees so we simply don't always end up with fruit to try so unless its listed, we don't know what they taste like.
Do you have anymore of these available?
We try hard to add inventory when it grows large enough, if a product shows as 0 available please click the notify button to be emailed as soon as we add inventory to the site.
What rootstock is this grafted onto?
We use a handful of rootstock varieties for different reasons when we are grafted. If the variety says "Dwarf" then that variety is grafted to Flying Dragon. If it is not listed as Dwarf then we either used a standard rootstock or semi dwarfing rootstock. When fully mature the difference between Dwarf and Standard is only about 80% difference, it just takes dwarf longer to grow that large. You can maintain tree size through pot size and effective pruning.