The Centennial Kumquat has a juicier flesh and a thinner peel than you're likely used to in the more ubiquitous Nagami variety. As with other 'quat varieties, you'll want to eat the whole fruit, as the peel is sweeter than the very tart flesh. It resulted from a spontaneous mutation in 1986, with one of its parent trees being a Nagami, and the other likely being a mandarin of some sort.
Lisle Babcock of Terra Bella, California, is a grower who knows his stuff and always stays on the cutting edge. He has made the transition to organic and is always planting the latest and greatest citrus. He hand picks his oranges, and uses a horsehair brush to clean them and let them 'breathe.' Let Lisle and his family delight you with their wonderful varieties throughout the year!Read more