I always say that I got my gardening bug from my Mom. Lucky me, she is a master! I got her a little mail-order kumquat tree for her birthday two years ago. Not for any practical reason, I just thought it was cute. We wondered if it would be hard to care for but it was worth a shot. I should say “she wondered” since it’s at her house in NC, but it’s been a group effort. Anyway, my sister sent me this picture the other day…. Two years later and the little kumquat tree is alive and well and needed to be transplanted to a bigger pot!
Here are a few tips we’ve learned about kumquat trees over the past couple of years. I shared these last year and they’re still true.
Give ’em light. Keep your kumquat tree in a sunny window.
Kumquats love water. Kumquats like wet soil so water your tree about once a week and don’t let the soil dry out too much between watering.
Kumquat trees like sandy soil. Add some sand if your soil is too dense or clay-like.
Prune the suckers that grow at the base of the trunk. These mini branches will never grow fruit and only take away nutrients from the rest of the tree.