Kumquats

Bernard Ranches

$6.49

8 oz

Yet another new hybrid of Japanese kumquat - supposedly the offspring of the Nordman seedless Nagami and Marumi varieties. Meiwas are short, oblong-to-round in shape, with an orange-yellow peel and very thick, nearly seedless pulp that tastes relatively sweet for a kumquat.

IPM

Bernard Ranches

Riverside, CA

Vicki and Vince Bernard travelled up and down the coast of Southern California tasting fruit at different groves. They bought the grove with the sweetest fruit and began farming in 1979. They believe that the rich soil and seaweed fertilizer they use contributes to the flavor and sweetness of the citrus they grow. They manage their trees without the use of synthetic pesticides, preferring to release beneficial insects instead: parasitic wasps, lady beetles and lace wings. They grow a wonderful variety of citrus from minneola tangelos to marsh white grapefruits.

Store in a paper bag at room temperature for up to two days or in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of the fridge for up to a week.