See your kumquats stripped light green and yellow, and it just may be a Centennial Kumquat in your hand. At maturity, the fruits acquire an orange color and the striping becomes less pronounced. Fruit from your new tree can reach 2 to 2 and a half inches, so plenty big to pop in your mouth for a quick "oh man, that was good". There is a much greater proportion of juicy flesh and a thinner peel than one finds in Nagami kumquat. The jury is still out on whether marmalade may be in your future with this variety, but why not test your culinary skills and give it a try, as home made ‘anything’ from the kitchen always a good Christmas gift. The fruit matures in winter and holds well on the tree. Your new kumquat will be shipped potted in soil for best possible results when planted in yard or garden. Can not ship citrus trees to TX, AZ, or FL.