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.
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.