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Limequat season typically begins mid-fall.
A limequat is a hybrid of an Indian key lime (Citrus aurantifolia) and a kumquat (Fortunella margarita). It has the juiciness of a key lime and the shape and tart qualities of a kumquat. Three varieties of limequats have been distingusihed: Eustis, Lakeland, and Tavares, named after towns in Florida, the state in which they were produced. Limequat varieties are more cold-tolerant than limes though less cold tolerant than kumquats.
Limequats are the size of a kumquat, petite and oval with rounded ends. Their skin's coloring, when mature, is a warm yellow-green. The peel is thin, fragrant and sweet while its flesh is tart, much like a key lime and it bears a handful of thin seeds. They may be eaten raw and are entirely edible, though removing the seeds is recommended.
The Eustis and Lakeland varieties of limequats were first developed by W. T. Swingle of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Florida in 1909. They were introduced in 1913. Limequats have little commercial exposure and are limited to garden production and small grove production. They are most often found at farmers markets.
Recipes that include Limequats. One is easiest, three is harder.
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Santa Monica Farmers Market
Near Santa Monica, California, United States
About 546 days ago, 3/27/13
Spotter's comments : Betty B's Ranch... Tart limequats!
Specialty Produce Near San Diego, California, United States
About 616 days ago, 1/15/13
Spotter's comments : Limequats are a hybrid of an Indian key lime and a kumquat. They may be eaten raw and are entirely edible.