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Buddha's Hand is also known as the Fingered Citron and has a very unusual shape. It's a wonderfully fragrant fruit with little or no flesh inside and a pith that is sweetish; the entire fruit can be eaten.
The Buddha's Hand can be used in both savoury and sweet cooking. It can be used to flavour liqueurs, candied, added to marinades, marmalades and preserves, zested for cakes, added to chocolate, salad dressing, and used to add an aromatic citrus flavour to a soup or curry, and can add an aromatic, sweet but tangy alternative to lemon or lime in savoury meat dishes.
However, it's not only for cooking that the Buddha's Hand is used. Left in a bowl the wonderful aroma from its fragrant oil will gently perfume whatever room it is in.
Read more at our Citrus Fruiting Months page.
Please contact us if you have any questions about buying this fruit tree.
- Scientific Name
- Citrus Medicar v. Sarcodactylus
- Purchase Height
- 0.4 - 0.9 metre
- Maximum Height
- 2 - 4 metres
- Pot Size
- 4 Litres
- Propagation Method
- Grafted (find out more)
Tree Options / Variations
We may stock our fruit trees in a variety of options. In general, the advanced and extra-advanced trees are taller and more mature than the standard trees and will likely start fruiting sooner. If you have any questions about which is the best option for you, please contact us to discuss.
Most dwarf fruit trees are pot-friendly and can comfortably be kept to a size that suits smaller spaces like courtyards, balconies and verandas and planted out into smaller spaces.
Top Tips for Planting
- Plant in full sun
- Prefers well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter
Top Tips for Growing
- Regular watering whilst the plant is getting established and then moderate watering ongoing and as needed
- Benefits from a good citrus fertiliser applied as directed and mulch around the base of the plant leaving a gap of a few centimetres away from the trunk
Is it suitable for growing in pots?
Yes, it will grow well in large pots.
How much water does it require?
Regular watering for the first 12 months whilst it is becoming established and moderate watering ongoing and as needed.
When will it start fruiting?
1-2 years after planting.
Fruit Trees make Great Gifts!
How about giving a Fruit Tree for someone's birthday or special occasion?
For something extra special, you can choose a tree that will bear fruit around that time.
Check out our Fruiting Calendar to find the perfect variety.
Not sure what to choose? Consider a gift card.