Monday, March 19, 2012

Harvest Monday - March 19, 2012

We were visiting California last week and I had a chance to pick some fruits from a kumquat tree I planted many moons ago, the fruits will be made into marmalade/jelly and preserved with salt/sugar for cooking, drinks, or desserts.   

Kumquats and lemons from our old house.

Visit Daphne's Dandelions host of Harvest Monday to see more harvests from around the globe.






10 comments:

  1. That's one gorgeous tray of kumquats. How much did it weigh? Those lemons are beautiful, lucky you.

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  2. Norma,
    There are 12.5 lbs of kumquat in the tray.

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  3. oh wow, I love kumquats. I'm wondering if they would grow here. I'll have to check on that.

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  4. Beautiful! Wow, those are the cutest things.

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  5. Mary,
    It would grow, you'll have to move it indoor in the fall, it doesn't like temps below 38F.


    Randy,
    Thank you.

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  6. Kumquats is not a familiar edible to us. Looks very cute. Nice harvest.

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  7. I love kumquat marmelade - its definitely my favourite marmelade, sometimes I make it as a normal marmelade and sometimes as a clear jelly. unfortunately my mums tree died this year and it will take a couple of years for mine to bear sufficient fruit so I will have to go without for awhile. Enjoy yours!

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  8. Those are almost too pretty to eat (almost!). :D

    I have never actually eaten a kumquat - what is the taste like?

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  9. MK girl,
    Thanks.


    Liz,
    Sorry about your mum's tree, maybe next year you'll get some from your own tree.
    I plan to make some jelly with this batch, but it'll have to wait a while, I'm too busy to deal with it now.


    kitsapFG,
    Kumquat rind is sweet, the meat is a slightly tart, when the fruit is tree ripen it has a very nice sugar-acid balance not tart at all.

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