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:

Norma Chang said...

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

Mac said...

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

Mary Hysong said...

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

Randy Larson said...

Beautiful! Wow, those are the cutest things.

Mac said...

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


Randy,
Thank you.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

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

Liz said...

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!

kitsapFG said...

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

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

Mac said...

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.

Daphne said...

Those are so beautiful.