Inventory, lb : 58.15
This item was last sold on : 03/25/17
|Garcia Organic Farms|
Meiwa kumquats are distinguished by their more rounded versus oval shape and their level of sweetness. In fact they are often simply referred to as the sweet kumquat. Meiwa kumquats are entirely edible, rind, flesh and the occasional soft seeds. Meiwa kumquats have a thick, smooth oily peel with aromatic citron fragrances and sweet flavor. The fruit's flesh is not overly juicy but still very flavorful and tart. Only by eating both the skin and flesh will its perfect sweet-tart flavor balance be experienced. The average size of a kumquat is about one inch in diameter.
Meiwa kumquats are available late winter through early spring.
Meiwa kumquats are the fruit of the Meiwa kumquat tree, Fortunella crassifolia. Meiwa in its native Chinese language translates to "golden orange". Kumquats 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.
Kumquats are entirely edible, making them versatile in both sweet and savory preparations. They can be eaten fresh, whole or sliced. Kumquats can be juiced and preserved. They can also be used as an ingredient in baked and frozen desserts and beverages. Kumquats pair well with shellfish such as scallop, oysters and crab, chiles, corn, avocado, fennel, tomato, pork, especially the loin or shoulder, chantilly creme, apples and vanilla.
Meiwa kumquats are native to China. They are a natural hybrid of Nagami and Marumi kumquats. They were brought to Japan from China during the Meiwa period of 1764-72, hence their given name. Meiwa kumquats were introduced into the United States in 1910. Commercial cultivation is a modest market for Meiwa kumquats compared to the standard variety, Nagami. Often, the trees are grown for ornamental value instead of as a fruit crop.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Tasting Room Del Mar||Del Mar CA||562-756-1170|
|Uptown Tavern||San Diego CA||619-847-4688|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|In Flux Cafe North Park||San Diego CA||619-795-0680|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Baci||San Diego CA||619-275-2094|
|Sara Polczynski (Seasoned Plates)||San Diego CA||619-757-8924|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|Madison High School||San Diego CA||858-496-8410|
|Decoy Dockside Restaurant||San Marcos CA||760-653-3230|
|Dolce Pane & Vino||Del Mar CA||858-832-1518|
|JRDN Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-270-5736|
|JSIX American restaurant & Bar||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|Hane||San Diego CA||619-260-1411|
|Puesto-Downtown||San Diego CA||619-233-8880|
|Distribuidora Larcarr||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Belching Beaver Brewery Tavern and Grill||Vista CA||760-509-4424|
|Azuki Sushi Lounge||San Diego CA||619-238-4760|
|Miho Gastrotruck||San Diego CA||619-867-4295|
|Ponsatys||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-771-1871|
|Counterpoint||San Diego CA||619-564-6722|
|Cesar RSF||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-771-1313|
|Home Kitchen Culture||San Diego CA||619-302-7655|
|Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-759-6063|
|Hilton Garden Inn||San Diego CA||858-720-9500|
|Florent||San Diego CA||619-308-6500|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|Pendry SD (Provisional)||San Diego CA||619-738-7000|
|Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District||El Cajon CA||619-644-7585|
|Four Seasons Residence Club||Carlsbad CA||760-603-3700|
|Cow by Bear||San Diego CA||415-565-9989|
|Voltaire Beach House||San Diego CA||619-574-6878|
|Terra Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-293-7088|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|AToN Center Inc.||Encinitas CA||858-759-5017|
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
|Brasserie||San Diego CA||858-450-9576|
|Victoria Mahdion||San Diego CA||619-987-3304|
|Marriott Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-3000 x6335|
|Secret Table||Solana Beach CA||858-356-4054|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Venissimo Cheese Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-719-5359|
|University Club||San Diego CA||619-234-5200|
|Hyatt Islandia||San Diego CA||619-224-1234|
|Venissimo Cheese North Park||San Diego CA||619-376-1834|
|West Steak and Seafood||Carlsbad CA||760-930-9100|
|Vi At La Jolla Village||San Diego CA||858-646-7700|
|Firefly Beach||San Diego CA||619-222-6440|
|Great Maple||San Diego CA||619-255-2282|
|Sugar and Scribe||La Jolla CA||858-274-1733|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|One Door North||San Diego CA||858-232-4220|
|The Cork and Craft||San Diego CA||858-618-2463|
|Bankers Hill Bar||San Diego CA||619-231-0222|
|VeganDanielle - Blogger|
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