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  • Buddha's Hand Citron for Sale

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Buddha's Hand Citron

Citrus medica

$49.95 (10% Off)

1. Size

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  • 1 yr. - Fruit Bearing Size
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-t- Planting Mix
Buddha's Hand Citron Planting Mix

Helps your Buddha's Hand Citron get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 20℉)

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

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-8 ft.

Mature Width:

3-4 ft.


Full Sun


20-25 ft.

Growth Rate:


Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

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
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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.

Questions & Answers

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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.
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.
What time of year does the fruit ripen?
Drew G on Mar 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm in S. Arkansas and I received mine a few months ago and it bloomed like crazy last month (76 total) of which, 14 were female and so far, so good on the fruit set. I'll definitely remove several in order to ensure mature fruit but it'll be interesting to see if it'll fruit again near the end of the year?
Are the fruit edible? If so, what do they taste like? Thanks.
J. T on Jul 1, 2017
Can I start new plants with the seed pods? Also, 1 fruit last year, none this year. Why?
Julie T on Nov 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they can be grown from the seeds. If a fruit tree is very young its branches may not be strong enough to support the fruit. Also, sometimes a fruit tree may not produce as much to save energy for next years fruit.
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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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email from with a tracking number.

You may receive multiple shipments if you ordered more than one plant. This is to get your plants to you as soon as possible. However, shipping schedules can change due to unforeseen events, such as unpredictable weather. We appreciate your patience.

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