Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis is a unique citron called the Buddha's hand lemon which bears striking, bright yellow fruit with fingers.
Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis is a unique citron known as the Buddha's hand lemon. It bears striking, bright yellow fruit with variable fingers. Every fruit is different. The thick, intensely flavourful rind of the deep yellow fruit is candied like orange peel or used as a delicious seasoning. It can also often be seen as an offering on the alters of Buddhist temples. All of our citrus are grafted onto C-35 citrange, trifoliate orange, or other semi-dwarfing rootstock which confer good hardiness and production while reducing overall tree size.
Common Name: Buddha's Hand Lemon - [Fall Citrus Pre-Order]
Family: Rutaceae (The Citrus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 9-11
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring - Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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