Botanical name: Fortunella margarita
Common name: Kumquat
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, which are entirely edible, are small and oval-shaped. The skin is light orange, smooth and very rich in essential oils.
Curiosity: A salient feature of the kumquat, which differentiates it from other citrus fruits, is that the skin is also often edible.
Ornamental virtues: The bushy habit and graceful shape of the fruit and leaves make the kumquat a popular ornamental plant.