Botanical name: Fortunella obovata
Common name: Kumquat obovata
General features: It is a very productive, bushy and compact plant. It has small branches with few thorns and dark green lanceolate leaves. Flowering is mainly in summer and the flowers are small, white and fragrant, arranged singly. Its fruits are characterized by a larger size than other kumquats and have a markedly depressed apex, a smooth, thin skin and a beautiful orange colour.
Curiosity: This type of kumquat was created in Japan in 1933 by a famous hybridizer named Tanaka.
Ornamental virtues: It is cultivated not only for its fragrant blossom, similar to that of other kumquats, which lasts from May to September, but especially for its fruit resembling a small pear that remains on the plant for a long time.