The kumquat, also known as the "golden orange" by the Chinese, has taken its place among the agricultural products of İzmir. The first harvest was made from kumquat trees planted for trial purposes two years ago.
In the trial production of kumquats, which grows mainly in the Mediterranean region in Turkey, with approximately 400 trees, 1,500 kilos of product were obtained. Although the trees are still small, their productivity is high, and the amount of fruit is expected to increase to 8 tons after the trees grow and become more productive.
Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters' Association President, Hayrettin Uçar, stated that they aim to make İzmir kumquats an important commercial product in the Aegean Region.