16"+ tall Dwarf Buddhas Hand Citron Tree
Our dwarf varieties are grafted to Flying Dragon rootstock which when used results in a slower growing tree that remains smaller longer. These trees will produce full size fruit. Our trees are grafted with mature buds so they will fruit sooner.
Buddha’s Hand is a unique variety of citrus that belongs to one of the original stems of citrus, the citron. Also known as the Fingered Citron, the Buddha’s Hand is one of the oldest citrus fruits. It’s hard to know for certain, but it’s believed that the ancestor citron came to China from India by Buddhist monks, where it was cultivated in ancient China. In China, the Buddha’s Hand fruit signifies happiness, longevity, and good fortune and it’s frequently an offering for Buddhists Temples especially around the new year. It’s highly touted for its amazing fragrance. The fruit is especially fragrant and it has been said that you can use it in place of potpourri. This makes it a fantastic ornamental plant on its own but you can also use this fruit in place of any of your zest needs in the kitchen. Unlike other citrus fruits where the pith can be unpleasant to eat, the Buddha’s Hand is sweet and can be candied to make a healthier lemony treat. It’s also been used to infuse alcohol and to make interesting cocktails. You can make it into marmalade, use it to perfume your house or clothes, and use it to create some new baked goods!
Buddha’s Hand is considered seedless. It is said to be hardy down to around 25 F but it’s also considered to be a bit frost sensitive. Blooming time is between late winter and spring and ripening is between winter and early spring.
Please keep in mind that we are unable to ship to AZ, CA, HI, FL, LA, TX. These restrictions are due to USDA Agricultural laws.
- We ship via UPS Ground
- We ship on Mondays & Tuesdays
- If your order is placed after 9am on Tuesday it will likely ship the next week.
- Trees may need to be topped or pruned to fit in the box.
- Tracking number will be emailed to you when your order ships, please check your spam folder if you don't see an email.
These are a few questions we are often asked and their answers:
Why dont you ship to FL or CA?
We aren't able to due to USDA restrictions, we wish we could but we can't.
When will my tree fruit?
We graft with certified mature buds so our trees are capable of flowering and producing fruit in the first season, but will definitely flower and produce fruit in the second season. We recommend removing fruit for the first couple years to allow the tree to focus on branching and growing roots.
What does this variety taste like?
In most cases the original Budwood program we purchased Certified buds from does not offer much in the way of descriptions or taste information. We then grow those buds out and continuously harvest new buds and then sell young trees so we simply don't always end up with fruit to try so unless its listed, we don't know what they taste like.
Do you have anymore of these available?
We try hard to add inventory when it grows large enough, if a product shows as 0 available please click the notify button to be emailed as soon as we add inventory to the site.
What rootstock is this grafted onto?
We use a handful of rootstock varieties for different reasons when we are grafted. If the variety says "Dwarf" then that variety is grafted to Flying Dragon. If it is not listed as Dwarf then we either used a standard rootstock or semi dwarfing rootstock. When fully mature the difference between Dwarf and Standard is only about 80% difference, it just takes dwarf longer to grow that large. You can maintain tree size through pot size and effective pruning.