Botanical name: Fortunella margarita x Citrus reticulata
Common name: Kucle
General features: The kucle is a variety of Fortunella of uncertain origin. According to most scholars, it may be a hybrid between the clementine and the oval kumquat. It is a medium-strong plant with deep green leaves and small, white flowers, which are present on the plant with their intense fragrance from spring to autumn. The kumquat-like fruits are dark orange in colour, are very persistent on the plant and resemble small mandarins with a pleasant flavour.
Curiosity: The kucle fruit is eaten whole, i.e. without peeling, and is rich in beneficial nutrients for the body.
Ornamental virtues: The kucle is a citrus fruit that is highly valued for its aesthetics, its compact habit, the continuous and abundant flowering, the long persistence of the fruit on the plant and the natural resistance to low temperatures, inherited from the kumquat.