In season: January through June
Our Beck Grove grown Nagami Kumquats are oval-shaped with a sweet rind and tart flesh. Eat fresh whole, skin, edible seeds and all or use in cooking, baking and cocktails. With the bounty of our kumquats, we have created some delicious condiments, Kumquat Conserve, Kumquat Ginger Syrup and Kumquat Persimmon Fruit Leather. Another great product for cooking, baking and brewing is our one-of-a-kind Kumquat Puree. Check out Helene Beck’s "Jewels From My Grove" cookbook for more great savory and sweet recipe ideas.
STORING FRUIT: We defer to the experts at the University of California Davis when we recommend storing all of our fruit at room temperature (around 70 degrees fahrenheit) because refrigerator temperatures (usually 38-42 degrees) can damage them and/or prevent them from ripening to their best flavor and texture. Place produce in an open bowl or on a countertop out of direct sunlight to prevent produce from becoming too warm. Once cut or prepared, all fruits should be refrigerated promptly. Obviously, use all fruits and herbs within a few days since longer storage can result in loss of freshness and flavor.