Remarkably cold hardy, the Fortunella was introduced to the US from Japan in 1885 and Europe in the early 20th century. Osha is a cross between this standard and a Citrus reticulate – creating a totally different hybrid.
Often referred to as the oblong or teardrop kumquat due to the shape of its fruit, Osha is a highly productive plant, presenting a healthy crop of fruit from April onwards…with spectacular results. One of the most attractive of our range – Osha is an extremely attractive plant with stunning, dark orange – almost red – fruit that are considerably larger than the Nagami kumquat. In any room or patio – Osha will stand-out as a talking point. The most unusual feature of the kumquat fruit is that it may be eaten whole, skin and all. This is, of course, not advised for many citrus trees…Although the flesh is quite sour. Recently the kumquat has become quite the fashionable delicacy and can be used to make all manner of preserves and marmalade. As delicious as it is beautiful – Osha is a fantastic plant for any home... Note: The Kumquat family needs less watering than all other citrus varieties.