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Subject: Citrus hybrid, Citrus, Kumquat, Citrus hybrids, Citrangequat
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Hybrid parentage Citrus 'Satsuma' × Fortunella 'Meiwa'

The orangequat is a cross between a Satsuma mandarin and a Meiwa kumquat, hybridized Dr. Eugene May of the USDA and introduced in 1932,[1] and is a member of the citrofortunella group. 'Nippon' is the only named cultivar in existence.


Its fruit are small, round, orange, and larger than a kumquat.


  1. ^ "The Botany of Citrus and Its Wild Relatives"Swingle, Walter T. . 
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