About Limequat[edit | edit source]
The limequat is a citrus tree and is the result of a cross between the lime and the kumquat. Originating in China, this plant is now grown in Japan, Israel, Spain, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States in California and Florida. The fruit can be found, in small quantities, during the fall and winter months in the United States. It is a small tree that grows into a contained bushy form. The leaves are characteristicly citrus like. The limequat produces an abundance of fruit even at a young age. The fruit is small, oval, greenish yellow and contains seeds or pips. It has a sweet tasting skin and a bitter sweet pulp that tastes similar to limes. The fruit can be eaten whole or the juice and rind can be used to flavour drinks and dishes. It has considerable amounts of vitamin C and is strongly acidic. Limequat is self-fertile and can be used also like decorative plant. Due to the fact that is an acidic fruit and provides C vitamin, Limequat is used to prepare healthy juices and fruit salads.