14 Di Giarre

A FRUIT ENTHUSIAST'S DIARY


14. DI GIARRE

March 2024

 

Fruit -Kumquat

 

Variety -di Giarre

 

LocationLadurns ski resort, South Tyrol, Italy


Bought from - Undisclosed location in London

 

Cost - £17/kg

 

Grown - Sicily, Italy


Description - What first attracted me to these kumquats was their unusual shape!


Rather than having a smooth, oblong shape, these kumquats have an unusual point at one end. Combined with their deep orange colour, they almost remind me of chunky Chantenay carrots!


Due to their distinctively elongated shape, this variety has a high proportion of pith to flesh.


There is a small amount of juice inside – I really enjoyed the taste of the juice, which wasn’t nearly as sharp as that of other varieties. The pith is much sweeter too, making these kumquats a real pleasure to eat!


Storage -To maintain freshness, store in refrigeration.


Rating - 7.5/10. Compared to other kumquats though, I’d have to give them a 9.5/10. The absence of tangy and acidic notes made themone of the best kumquats I’ve ever tasted!


Available from My Exotic Fruit?

Not at the moment.

 

Do we sell di Giarre kumquat seeds and seedlings? 

Not at the moment.

 

Do you have something interesting to tell us about di Giarre kumquats, or any other fruit that we sell? 

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