Botanical name: Citrus aurantifolia x Fortunella margarita
Common name: Limequat
General features: Citrus aurantifolia X Fortunella margarita, better known as limequat, originates as a cross between the lime and the oval kumquat. It is a bushy, small-growing plant with beautiful, rather elongated, deep green leaves and white flowers. Its fruits are shaped like the oval kumquat but are much larger. Their smooth, thin skin is a greenish-yellow colour that turns deep yellow when fully ripe.
Curiosity: It belongs to a series of hybrids created by famous English botanist W. T. Swingle in Florida in the early 1900s, described and named in 1913.
Ornamental virtues: The graceful habit and delicate appearance of the fruits make the limequat a perfect plant for decorating terraces and gardens.