Meiwa kumquats have sweet, edible skin and sweet, spongy, juicy flesh. The fruits are about 1 1/2 inch and round. All kumquats are much more tolerant of cold than any fruits of the Citrus genus and can survive temperatures to 10F degrees. Their freeze hardiness is greatly attributed to the fact that they are less likely to produce new growth in cooler months than other types of citrus. They are very showy trees and brilliantly colored when fruits are ripe. Apart from their ornamental appeal, they are excellent for making marmalades and jams as well as sauces for fish and chicken. They will grow very well in containers or in the ground in warmer areas.