The Kishu tangerine is a seedless, easy to peel variety. Measuring about two inches in diameter, the skin is very loose and the flesh is bright orange with a mild, sweet flavor.
Red Chinese Mulberries
The Red Chinese mulberry tree is a broad, spreading bush or small tree dotted with small thorns. Like its mulberry relatives, the fruits are technically not a berries but rather aggregates of tiny fleshy drupes clustered around a single stem
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Kinkans are distinguished from other varieties of kumquats by their more rounded versus oval shape and their level of sweetness. Kinkans are entirely edible, rind, flesh and the occasional soft seeds. They have a thick, smooth, oily peel with aromatic citron fragrances and mildly sweet flavor. The fruit's flesh is not overly juicy but still very flavorful, bitter, and tart. Only by eating both the skin and flesh will its perfect sweet-tart flavor balance be experienced. The average size of a Kinkan is about one inch in diameter.
Kinkans are available in the winter through early spring.
Kinkans used to be classified as a citrus until 1915 when they were given their own Genus, Fortunella, named after horticulturist, Robert Fortune, who introduced the kumquat to Europe in 1846.