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Buddha Hand / Fingered Citron


Finger like segments, resembles Buddha hand

 

 

 

 

Botanical Name – Citrus Medica

Fruit Shape – 5-20 fingers

Origin – Eastern India and China

Temperature – Grows in 15C – 25C

Weather – Warm, Not hot summers & Mild winters

Zone –

Buddha Hand / Fingered Citron
Finger like segments, resembles Buddha hand

Botanical Name – Citrus Medica
Fruit Shape – 5-20 fingers

Origin – Eastern India and China

Temperature – Grows in 15C – 25C

Weather – Warm, Not hot summers & Mild winters

Zone –

Tropical and Subtropical climatic zone with warm but not hot summers & mild winters.

Very sensitive for frost (below 5C is harmful) and intense heat and drought.
Can be grown in green house.

Soil – Well draining, rich acidic soil

Method of propagation –


Cuttings very often form plant after 2 years old.
Seeds rarely because it hardly bears any seeds.
Commonly grafted onto sufficient rootstock.

Plant – Looks similar like Pamelo (Bhogate in Nepal) or mandarin fruit

Growth Rate – Slow

Height – 8ft – 15ft tall when adult.
Width – 4ft – 6ft

Year to bear fruit – Most probably 1st year if not 2nd year for sure

Taste
Sweet, lemon blossom aroma and no juice or pulp.

Uses –
Eaten raw
Made candies
Use in tonic to medicine
Making perfumes
Religious offerings and Traditional new year gifts in China

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