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About limequat

Developed in 1909 at a U.S. Department of Agriculture research station in Florida by Walter Swingle, the limequat is a hybrid of a key lime and a kumquat. After two devastating freezes in the late 1800s destroyed much of Florida's citrus groves, he sought to create a citrus fruit that could withstand colder temperatures. He hand-pollinated the key lime flowers to the pollen of kumquat blooms. Key lime is one of the most cold-sensitive citrus fruits, but the kumquat is one of the most cold-tolerant. His goal was to create a hardy lime-type fruit.

He introduced the limequat to the market in 1913. Since then, the fruit has found a home in Florida, where it is most commonly made into limequat pie, although you will find limequats grown in several tropical countries. This delicious and fragrant fruit can withstand colder temperatures and has an edible peel. It's about 1 to 2 inches in diameter, making it convenient to use in salads.

When sliced open, the limequat has a soft and succulent flesh that contains a few seeds. It's divided into seven or eight sections by thin, white membranes. A limequat's taste is similar to that of lime but has a slightly bitter flavor when eaten raw.

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