Onika is a member of our family of kumquats, and in many ways is characteristic of the small fruit- bearing trees. The kumquat can be used in bonsai – with its name derived from the Cantonese translation of "golden tangerine". Its significance in eastern culture is significant, fittingly a fortunella symbolises good luck in China and other Asian countries, and they are frequently given as gifts during the New Year celebrations – which makes Onika the perfect choice for a housewarming gift
Even for a kumquat, Onika is a striking plant with long, lush leaves - and a colourful harvest of edible fruit. Each of which closely resembles a small orange, about the size and shape of a large olive. Onika makes for an attractive contrast to the subtle designs of a contemporary home – perhaps bringing a soft, organic element to the modern kitchen. One of our earliest fruiting fortunella varieties, Onika fruits throughout the year from September onward. Already becoming a delicacy, the kumquat is a fashionable ingredient in contemporary cuisine. Now that’s a welcome housewarming gift… Note: The Kumquat family needs less watering than all other citrus varieties.