Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors(hardy down to 20℉) 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 6-8 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 3-4 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Year to Bear:
- Can Fruit the 1st year!
- Botanical Name:
- Citrus medica
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, FL, GA, LA, TX
Exotic, Flavorful Citrus That's Easy-Growing
Why Buddha's Hand Citron Trees?
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.'
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
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.
But the best part is its strong, healthy growth from day one. We've planted, grown and nurtured our Buddha's Hand Citron Trees for easy, carefree results - that means that your Buddha's Hand will arrive at your door with a healthier root system and more developed branching.
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!
Buddha's Hand Citron Tree Pollination
Buddha's Hand Citron Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Buddha's Hand Citron Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Customer Reviews & Photos
Obviously I bought this plant during Michigan’s Covid-19 lockdown so it got stuck in shipping with USPS for a good 10 days and had me panicked. Lucky for me it showed up green and healthy, some holes in leafs and a bit worrisome but it did also have new growth. I love this plant! I love it’ll take time since I only bought the 1-2 foot but can’t wait to get fruit!
This is the third Buddha’s Hand that I have received. Either by my error, or the rough state they came in, neither of the first two made it past 6months. This third one came in MUCH better shape. It has more than a few leaves on it. Also I have planned it in a HUGE container on the front porch to see if bringing it in during the cold months will help. All I know is that this is my favorite fruit, so I’m not going to give up! (I truly believe it is a good product that FGT is sending me, just looks worse for wear from shipping: lots of leaves broken off in the box, dirt out of the pot, left on doorstep upside down.....).
We are so sorry to hear about your difficulties with these plants! If we can assist with questions or concerns along the way, please let us know!
A positively delicious new baby, my new favorite, arrived vigorous and green. She’s growing fast, still I can’t imagine her fruiting this year. We’ll see!
I received the plants which looked healthy. However, I will reserve my evaluation until the trees produce fruit.
When we got it it was doing so well!! When it started to bloom it smelled so good like lemon!!
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, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 11-14 days 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 with a tracking number.
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