This tree can bear larger fruit with sweet skin and tart juicy fruit. The mature tree can reach a height of up to ten feet. This tree stays small and has a spreading habit. Fukushu Kumquat trees flower from June through August and fruit in November through March. The fruit is eaten whole because the rind is sweet. Can be grown indoors in very bright light and is great in containers.
We recommend applying LGM Cedar Bark a foot wide to prevent weeds and retain moisture. The cedar bark will help insulate the roots and prevents root competition.
Cedar mulch has insect repellant qualities because it contains natural cedar oil which can deter termites and certain types of ants. If mulch is applied all the way to the tree trunk it will cause the trunk to rot, make sure that there is about an inch of spacing between the tree trunk and the mulch.
We also recommend growing Yarrow under fruit trees, it is said to enhance fruit production. The roots
mine the subsoil for potassium,
phosphorus, calcium, copper, and magnesium making it a nutrient rich mulch. Yarrow also is considered a cover crop and assists building up the soil, mining for minerals, breaking up compacted soil, and attracting beneficial insects and pollinators. You can plant Yarrow plants around the trees, seed the soil before mulching, or chop up the leaves to create a mulch.
- Best in full sun
- Water regularly
- Well drained soil