Kumquats are of South China and Malaysia origin. In the second half of the nineteenth century they were brought to Europe and North America as ornamental plants and then spread to the world. Kumquat trees are slow-growing compact plants, reaching 3-4.5 meters high. The branches of the young are greenish and curled, sparsely or slightly prickly. The leaves are pointed, oval, edges are lightly threaded, top is shiny, slightly pale greenish. Fruit is round or oval shaped according to the taste.