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Buddha's Hand Citron

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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

Growing Zones 8-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones:

4-11 patio
8-11 outdoors

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-8 ft.

Mature Width:

3-4 ft.


Full Sun

Botanical Name:

Citrus medica

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Give Yourself a Buddha’s Hand

Here's Why You Should:

  • Distinctive Citrus Tree with Oriental appeal
  • Incredible looking fruit with flavor enhancing abilities
  • Wonderful fragrance freshens air indoors

Buddha's Hand Adds Interest, Intrigue to your Garden

A sturdy, upright citrus tree with deep green leaves, the Buddha's Hand will add a sense of mystery, intrigue and oriental flair to your garden. The fruit is almost beyond description. At first glance, it may remind you of a lemon that was consumed by an octopus. But that probably doesn't do it justice. Let's just say this is about the coolest looking citrus fruit you've ever seen. Long, fingerlike structures curl outward from each fruit, forming what looks like bright yellow hands throughout your tree. Neighbors and admirers are sure to ask, "what kind of fruit is that?" We can guarantee they've never seen anything quite like the fruit hanging in great supply from your Buddha's Hand.

Nectar of the Gods

Although the Buddha's Hand fruit contains no pulp or juice, there are still plenty of wonderful uses for it. Unlike most citrus, the Buddha's Hand is not bitter, which means the zest is perfect for shaving into salads, used to create candied citrus peel or accompany baked goods for extra flavor. Perhaps the most popular use of this fruit is in creating the most delectable cocktails imaginable. Many enthusiasts create simple syrups for amazing drinks. You can even infuse vodka to create your own 'Buddhacellos.' Aside from the flavor enhancing qualities, the Buddha's Hand fruit can be used indoors as an air freshener because of its fragrant aroma.

With all the possibilities this incredible citrus has to offer and the unique charm the tree will add to your garden, be sure to order your Buddha's Hand today.

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I live in Fayetteville, NC (growing Zone 8).

The tree was delivered and its about 7/8 foot tall and one BHC fruit already growing on it.

It has now been planted for about 2 weeks and most leaves have turned yellow. I suppose I will call the nursary and see what fertilizer (if any) on the Buddha hand Citron tree they use.

Anyways, I hope I am a proud owner of this tree for many years. If you want updates here is my FB page name : Staci Renee Hoskins Cagle
August 23, 2016
Fayetteville , NC
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Buddha's Hand Citron

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Buddha's Hand Citron.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Buddha's Hand Citron gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Buddha's Hand Citron again after the transplant is complete.

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How long before the jumbo might produce fruit?
Todd S on Jun 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The 4-5 foot should start producing fruit the next year.
What MONTH does Buddas hand ripen?
Drew G on Mar 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They fruit September - November.
Can this be in a large pot? What type of soil or potting mix would work. Any additives required?
Derek G on Apr 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it can be planted in a large container, I would use a citrus potting mix.
What time of year does the fruit ripen?
Drew G on Mar 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They fruit September - November.
Why does it not ship to Texas?
RaeLynne A on Aug 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Agricultural restrictions prohibits us from shipping it into your state.

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We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

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