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CITRON - BUDDHAS HAND

Buddhas Hand CitronBotanical Name: Citrus medica
Description

Buddha's hand are one of the oddities of the citrus family as unlike other well known citrus they're not eaten fresh. This fruit looks like an old shriveled hand with a thick uneven tightly adhered rind. Low on juice they can be acidic or sweet. Citrons are grown today for the specialty market, their prime use being as candied peel or for use in religious ceremonies.   The Buddha's hand is such an interesting looking and fragrant fruit that it can be used to scent a room, if left on a kitchen bench or in the bathroom it will fill the space with a lovely aromatic citrus scent.  The natural room freshener.  

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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Warm Temperate, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

SA

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months

June, July, August, September, October

 

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Citron - Buddhas Hand

Citron buddhas lemon is very good for health. | Divesh - Karnal, HARYA 19-Jan-2015
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Citron - Buddhas Hand (Grafted) 6/10

Farsideb's Edible Fruits
Update: 2928 days 12hrs

Comments: -

This has always been a scabby looking tree, but has always produced wonderful fruit.  Have to keep up the white oil to it though because scale insects love it.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September

Planted: 2006

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 6 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Whie oil

Organic Status:Organic


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Citron - Buddhas Hand (Grafted)

Daniuel's Edible Fruits
Update: 2469 days 11hrs

Comments: -

Had a slow start. First flowers were chewed off by cockatoos. Has started to grow properly now and has a dozen or so flowers on it. Waiting to see the fruit set. Lost all its flowers. No sign of any further growth, but not looking sick either. Will cut off top to try to stimulate futher growth.

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pest Control:

White oil.

Organic Status:Organic


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Citron - Buddhas Hand (Grafted) 6/10

Delerium1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2831 days 24hrs

Comments: -

Just regrowing after being cut down really short!

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

cut off effected branches, hish pressure water or soapy water (aphids!)

Organic Status:Organic


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Citron - Buddhas Hand 10/10

WildBuna's Edible Fruits
Update: 1270 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Very strong citris smell and flavour. Great for cooking. No problems to grow.

Fruiting Months January, February, December

Planted: 2013

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

No problems with pests so far.

Organic Status:Organic


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Citron - Buddhas Hand (Grafted)

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 1039 days 9hrs

Comments: - Interesting fruit, good smell, ok to candy. Neglected to repot, was decimated by borer and died. Still have a graft surviving on a Lisbon lemon.

Planted: 2003

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Starting to suffer from borer.


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Citron - Buddhas Hand (Grafted) 10/10

Markmelb's Edible Fruits
Update: 822 days 8hrs

Comments: -

They look so gnarly like something from an Alien movie

Fruiting Months May

Planted: 2013

Height 8 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Citron - Buddhas Hand (Grafted)

ManishU's Edible Fruits
Update: 2077 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Update 06-Dec-2011:This tree has produced a couple of fruits. Waiting for them to mature. New pic attached.


Like the wierd looking shape of this tropical fruit. I believe the fruit can be used as air freshner ... 

The first set of flowers did not produce any fruits and they all dropped, maybe coz it was winter. Getting a fresh new bloom soon.

Planted: 2011

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Citron - Buddhas Hand (Grafted)

Rosalie1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2754 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Purchased bunnings Maroochydore
Planted on fenceline below ramp

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Citron - Buddhas Hand (Grafted)

4Poppies1's Edible Fruits
Update: 83 days 17hrs

Comments: - Love citrus and have always wanted one of these, it's a beautiful tree even without the added interest of the craziest looking fruit. Going to try and make something like salt preserved lemons & marmalade with it when it starts fruiting. 

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Pest Control: Sprayed with homemade garlic/oil/soap mix because it's with bush lemons with leaf curl. 


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