Limequat is a citrus fruit which is a cross between lime and the kumquat. It is a small tree and has thick foliage that grows in bushy form and produces lots of fruit at a young age. It was used in many recipes as like that of a lemon and lime.
The fruit looks small, oval, greenish yellow. It doesn't have seeds or pips. Limequat is able to yield large quantities of fruit during its normal production cycle. The fruit has little calories.
Lakeland: lime crossed with round kumquat, different seed from same hybrid parent as Eustis.
Tavares: lime crossed with oval kumquat, where the fruit is much larger and more elongated.
- Wash kumquats and limequats under water and slice both kumquats & limequats thinly, and remove small seeds. Add slices, puree and juice into a pot.
- While stirring, add the sugar and the vanilla bean to the pot and bring the mixture to get boil. As the mixture gets solidify, keep stirring to prevent sticking.
- Pour boiling hot jam into jars. Cover and cool it for a few hours.