Tasteour kumquats


The kumquat is a small, bright orange-coloured citrus fruit. Kumquats are approximately 4 centimetres in diameter. Both the skin and the flesh are edible, and have a tart flavour. The skin is slightly sweeter, while the flesh is a little more sour. Kumquats are incredibly healthy and contain a lot of vitamin C and potassium.

This little citrus fruit is becoming more popular. Yex actively supports this wonderful product and we will be happy to help you with special offers and promotional activities.

Kumquats goes under our brand Discovered.

Passport Kumquats

Name Kumquats
Family Ruaceae
Origin China
Source South Africa, Israel, Spain
Availability Year-round
Packaging Aks about the options
Brand Discovered or supplier's brand

Storage advice Kumquats

In the store
Before selling, kumquats must be stored in a cool, dry place at 2 to 4°C and at a relative humidity (RH) of 90 to 95%.

At home
We advise consumers to store kumquats at room temperature, in a fruit bowl, for example.

Usage tips Kumquats

Kumquats don’t need to be peeled and can be eaten as is. However, do rinse them off before eating. Tip: Kumquats are delicious in a salad!

Extra tip for the consumer
Drop some kumquat slices in your water for a delicious flavour!

Ripeness / Freshness Kumquats

If the kumquat has a bit of green colored skin, then it will ripen naturally at room temperature. The fruit is ripe once the skin is bright orangey-yellow.

Calendar Kumquats

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South Africa

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Growing areas Kumquats

Kumquats Growth

The kumquat originally hails from China. It wasn’t introduced in Europe until the 19th century. Kumquats grow on trees that can reach a height of 4 metres. We source our kumquats from South Africa, Israel and Spain.

Discovered Kumquats

Kumquats go under our brand Discovered. The packaging on Discovered products provides not only details about their source and flavour but also explains how the product should be stored and prepared.