Kumquats
 

Kumquats

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Planting notes. Growers in zones 8b to 11 can plant kumquats directly in the ground. Choose a site with good drainage (where water doesn’t collect) that gets at least eight hours of direct sunlight. Since kumquats don’t grow as large or as quickly as other citrus varieties, you can space them 8 feet apart if you’re growing them as trees, or 5 feet apart to form a hedge. While kumquats are hardy to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, newly planted specimens are more sensitive to frost and should be covered when it’s in the forecast.Scale insects and mealybugs sometimes appear as crusty scales and fuzzy white clumps on the undersides of the leaves and where the leaves meet the stems, especially on trees grown in containers. Treat these pests with insecticidal soap or a neem product according to the package’s instructions. Water plants deeply so that the root zone is thoroughly saturated, but do not allow them to sit in water for too long, as it will cause the roots to rot. Fertilize according to the package’s instructions if you notice problems like yellowing or patchy leaves. How to Keep Your Citrus Trees Well Fed and Healthy

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eonia added this to eonia's Ideas
March 30, 2014
Planting notes. Growers in zones 8b to 11 can plant kumquats directly in the ground. Choose a site with good drainage (where water doesn’t collect) that gets at least eight hours of direct sunlight. Since kumquats don’t grow as large or as quickly as other citrus varieties, you can space them 8 feet apart if you’re growing them as trees, or 5 feet apart to form a hedge. While kumquats are hardy to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, newly planted specimens are more sensitive to frost and should be covered when it’s in the forecast. Scale insects and mealybugs sometimes appear as crusty scales and fuzzy white clumps on the undersides of the leaves and where the leaves meet the stems, especially on trees grown in containers. Treat these pests with insecticidal soap or a neem product according to the package’s instructions. Water plants deeply so that the root zone is thoroughly saturated, but do not allow them to sit in water for too long, as it will cause the roots to rot. Fertilize according to the package’s instructions if you notice problems like yellowing or patchy leaves.
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