Centennial Kumquats are small to medium in size, averaging 2-4 centimeters in diameter and five centimeters in length, and have an elongated and rounded, tear-drop shape with a tapered neck. The thin rind deep yellow at maturity with a roughly pebbled appearance and is fragrant, glossy, and entirely edible. The bright yellow flesh is tender, soft, juicy. When consumed whole, Centennial Kumquats initially have a sweet flavor with a crunchy bite that transforms into a tangy, tart flavor with a juicy, soft texture.
Centennial Kumquats can also be sliced into rounds and added to salads, cooked in a simple syrup and garnished over meats such as grilled chicken, mixed into baked goods like tarts, cakes, cookies, cinnamon rolls, and bread, or whole slices of the rind can be caramelized or candied for a sweet flavor. The juice and zest can be incorporated into marinades, syrups, cocktails, marmalades, jams, purees, and vinaigrettes.