Approximately 25-35 kumquats per lb., each about the size of a thumb (about 10lbs.)
California or Chile, depending on availability
Pint-sized citrus fruit with a big tart bite, kumquats are originally Chinese in origin but now treasured in the US for use in jams, marmalades and sauces. They are completely edible.
Store kumquats in a plastic bag in your refrigerator. Freezing is not recommended.
Up to a month.
RECIPES & TIPS
Kumquats can be eaten out of hand as a snack or added to salads, but most people consider them too tart to eat raw. Instead, they are often candied in simple syrup, pureed into sauces, or turned into marmalade or other preserves. They can also be roasted whole, which softens and sweetens them...making them a great pairing for game meats, seafood, and poultry.