This fruit is a delightful combination of a Key lime and a kumquat, but is more similar to a kumquat in that the entire fruit is edible, including the rind. Limequats are a little larger than a typical kumquat, and yellow in color. The sweet peel along with the tart lime flavored and light green colored flesh creates a unique flavor combination, much like a sweet lemon or lime. Limequats, with their floral aroma, are a great source of vitamin C and dietary fiber, much like other citrus fruits.
Ripening and Storage:
These are ready to eat when you receive them. They will keep for a few days at room temperature or you can refrigerate them in a plastic bag for up to a week or two.
Like a kumquat, these are best eaten whole, for a sweet-tart taste. If you rub the fruit between your palms, it will bring out the oils in the fruit's skin which offsets the tartness of the flesh. Enjoy limequats as-is, or use in a variety of sweet and savory preparations anywhere you want a sweet-tart flavor.