Thursday, September 16, 2010


Cumquats grow and fruit well in pots they are suitable for topiary, standards, hedging or specimens the plants have attractive dark green foliage and fragrant white flowers the fruit can be eaten fresh, or used to make marmalade and preserves or cumquat brandy.

A position in full sun is best. Keep trees well watered when the fruit is forming in spring and early summer. Trees growing in the ground should be fertilised in August and February. Complete Citrus Food alternating with Dynamic Lifter would be suitable. Feed citrus growing in pots every six to eight weeks. Once again alternate Complete Citrus Food with Dynamic Lifter, or use 3-4 month Osmocote applied in spring and early summer. Water well before and after fertilising. Keep the area beneath your trees free of grass and weeds. Mulch with compost or other organic material, but make sure that the mulch does not touch the trunk of the tree.

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