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Exotic, Flavorful Citrus That's Easy-Growing
It's a distinctive tree with incredible-looking fruit, flavor-enhancing abilities and a wonderful fragrance that freshens the air indoors. A sturdy, upright citrus tree with deep green leaves, the Buddha's Hand Citron Tree is an exotic favorite.
Long, fingerlike structures curl outward from each fruit, forming what looks like bright yellow hands throughout your tree. And 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, creating 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. In fact, you can even infuse vodka to create your own 'Buddhacellos.'
Aside from its flavor-enhancing qualities and unique look, the Buddha's Hand fruit can be used indoors as an air freshener because of its fragrant aroma. So, it's versatile and one-of-a-kind.
With all the possibilities this incredible citrus has to offer and the charm the tree will add to your garden, the Buddha's Hand is exceptional. Get your own today!
NOTE: This product is specific to Florida. Find Buddha's Hand Citron available in other states.
Buddha's Hand Citron Pollination
Buddha's Hand Citrons are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Buddha's Hand Citron will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: For the Buddha's Hand Citron, choose a location with well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight - about 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day.
When you're ready to plant your Citron, select a container that's about twice the width of the shipped container and one with drainage holes. From there, fill your pot halfway with soil, place your tree, and then backfill the rest with soil, leaving about one or two inches at the top. Finally, water your plant to settle the roots.
2. Watering: Be sure to water your Citron Tree regularly for its first year once each week and more frequently during the hot season and periods of extended drought.
After the first year, the tree’s roots will become a bit more established and you can reduce watering to once every two weeks.
A good rule of thumb? Using your index finger. Stick it into the pot and feel around for moisture - if there is still some present in the soil, hold off on watering. If it feels like it is drying out on the top couple inches, water just enough until you see it escaping the drainage holes and stop.
3. Fertilizing: Container-grown Buddha's Hand Citron Trees will require a well-balanced fertilizer formula specialized for growing citrus. This formula already contains all of the micronutrients that the tree will need. Feed the trees regularly, but be sure to follow the directions on the fertilizer’s packaging.
The typical time frame for container-grown citrus is to start in February and provide fertilizer once every 4 to 6 weeks until September.
4. Pruning: Remove suckers as they appear by pinching them off of the tree or using a sterilized pair of cutters to remove them. You can easily sterilize your tool(s) by wiping them with a household rubbing alcohol. Prune off any dead or damaged branches in the early spring after the threat of frosts has passed.
5. Pollination: You can pollinate your indoor Buddha's Hand by hand using a small, dry, fine-tipped paintbrush. Swirl the brush around the center of each bloom and collect the pollen on the brush. Go to the next bloom and repeat the process until every bloom has been treated, and repeat the process daily. Don’t wash the paintbrush until after the blooms have been pollinated. The blooms will fall and the fruit will begin to form.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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 with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $49||$19.95|
|$49 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
|Mature Height:||6-8 ft.|
|Mature Width:||3-4 ft.|
|Year to Bear:||Can Fruit the 1st year!|
|Botanical Name:||Citrus medica|
|Does Not Ship To:||AL,AZ,CA,GA,LA,OR,TX|
|Grows Well In Zones:||4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors|
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