The Kumquat is an orange-like citrus fruit that is smaller and oval (1-2 inches). Fortunella trees, often known as kumquat trees, were first produced in China in the 1700s. The word “kumquat” comes from the Chinese words “gam” and “great,” which mean “gold” and “tangerine,” respectively. The tree made its way to Europe and the United States in the 1800s.
It grows best in hotter climates, but it can also endure cold. The peel of a kumquat is wonderfully sweet and can be eaten. On the inside, there may be a few seeds.