Kumquats (of the family Rutinaceae) are considered by some to be a citrus fruit even though they belong to the genus Fortunella not Citrus. The two best-known species,

F. japĆ³nica (the marumi kumquat) and F. margarita (the nagami kumquat) are native to China and cultivated in Japan and China. They are grown in the United States mainly as an ornamental plant. The small fruits (about 1 in. in diameter) have a fruity, acidic flavor and are often used in marmalades, jams, jellies, and preserves.

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