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Can you grow kumquat in the UK?

Citrus. Citrus are not hardy in Britain but can be grown in pots outdoors in summer and brought inside for winter. Of all citrus, most gardeners grow lemons; kumquats are the most cold tolerant; others, like limes and grapefruits, need more warmth.

In this regard, how tall do kumquat trees grow?

Kumquats grow on evergreen trees and are native to China. They reach heights of 8 to 15 feet and have a vase-like or rounded canopy. In spring you'll be treated to showy, fragrant white flowers. The trees are self-fertile, so you'll only need one to produce fruit.

Can you grow a kumquat tree indoors?

Logee's doesn't grow this variety. Full to partial sun is required for growing kumquats. The more light the better but as with all citrus, they can be grown indoors on an east or west-facing window and flower and produce fruit. The flowering cycle for kumquats is later than most citrus.

What is the taste of a kumquat?

Kumquats have a very distinctive taste. It is the only citrus fruit that can be eaten "skin and all." The peel is the sweetest part and can be eaten separately. The pulp contains the seeds and juice, which is sour.