Nagami Kumquat Tree For Sale
Available in both 1 gallon and 3 gallon sizes.
Nagami kumquat is probably a valid species (Fortunella margarita) and originates from China, where it is a symbol of good luck for the Chinese New Year. In the United States, it is used in warmer regions as a Christmas decoration, adorning wreaths, garlands, and arrangements with dark green foliage and small, colorful fruit.
Like most kumquats, Nagami as a plant stays fairly small, functioning more as a large shrub than as a tree, though very old specimens can attain tree size. Leaves are medium and oblong in shape, dark green and very attractive. Old-line budded trees are practically thornless, making Nagami kumquat a handsome ornamental.
Fruit are also oblong in shape, distinctive for kumquats (which tend to be round) and a bright orange color at peak ripeness. Ripe fruit hang for months on the plant if not frozen off. It’s not unusual to see Nagami kumquats in full bloom accompanied by a last year’s fruit.
The juice of Nagami fruit is sour, and the peel is sweet-sour, making eating Nagami kumquats an intense experience. Some people love the taste of Nagami; others prefer sweeter kumquats such as Meiwa or Fukushu. Like other kumquats and in stark contrast to most other citrus, Nagami enters a period of profound dormancy in winter and will not break dormancy until the onset of relatively hot weather, making it less prone to damage from spring freezes.
As an edible ornamental, Nagami kumquat is hard to beat.
- Mature Tree Height: 10 feet, rarely larger
- Ripens: November-December
- Hardiness: 15F *
- Tastes Like: Sweet-sour skin, sour juice
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 any citrus to AZ, CA, HI, FL, LA, TX. These restrictions are due to USDA Agricultural laws. We do ship growing supplies such as potting mix, fertilizer and non citrus material items to AZ, FL, LA, and TX.
- We ship via UPS Ground
- We are currently only shipping on Mondays until Spring
- If your order is placed after 9am on Monday 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.