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General Produce


Common Packs:

5- and 10-lb. cartons

10-lb. bulk cartons

Receiving Inspecting:

Good quality kumquats should be firm and well-colored. Avoid fruit that is soft or shriveled.

Storage Handling:

Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)

  • 45-50° F/7-10° C
  • 85-95% relative humidity
14 to 28 days.

Kumquats are susceptible to chill injury if stored at low temperatures. To prevent chill injury, do not store below 41° F/5° C.

Usage Ideas:

  • Add kumquats to cranberries, orange juice, sugar, and ginger; serve with roasted meats.
  • Candy kumquats with honey and water; use to top cheesecakes, layer cakes, and chocolate mousse.
Seasonal Availability:

Major production areas include California and Florida.