Nippon Orangequat Tree For Sale
Available in both 1 gallon and 3 gallon sizes and our trees are grafted with mature buds so they fruit quicker.
Nippon Orangequat is something of a misnomer. This cultivar is not an orange x kumquat hybrid, as its name implies, but rather a Satsuma mandarin x Meiwa kumquat. The Nippon Orangequat produces a beautiful, deep orange colored fruit that is about the size of a small egg. It has a thick, spongy peel that can be eaten. The fruit is very juicy and the juice is very sour. The principal advantages of the Nippon Orangequat are that it tends to produce multiple crops, and the fruit mature early and hold exceptionally well on the tree. In mild climates, it would be possible for Nippon Orangequat to have fruit all year long. Although the fruit is sour, Nippon Orangequat can be used as a lemon, and with its slight orange taste makes an excellent substitute for Meyer lemon. It could be grown in climates a bit too cool for Meyer lemon. The tree is small and somewhat weeping, like its Satsuma parent, with narrow kumquat-like leaves. Nippon Orangequat trees are remarkably thornless, even as young trees. It makes a handsome ornamental plant.
- Mature Tree Height: 10 feet
- Ripens: Fall
- Hardiness: 15F*
- Tastes Like: Lemonlike with slight orange flavor
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 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.