Kumquat taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Kumquat fruit (Citrus japonica) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Kumquat as it is a combination of genus (Citrus) and species (C. japonica). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Rosidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Kumquat is Rutaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Kumquat
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Kumquat that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Kumquat Facts are:
- The entire kumquat fruit is edible, except few seeds.
- The taste of kumquat skin is sweet while inner flesh is tart.
- There are some hybrid varieties of kumquats such as mandarinquats, orangequats and limequats.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Hong Kong, Marumi, Meiwa, Centenniel and Nagami. It is not available in seedless variety.