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Buddha's Hand Citron Tree Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis

  • Buddha's Hand Citron Tree
  • Buddha's Hand Citron Tree
  • Buddha's Hand Citron Tree
  • Buddha's Hand Citron Tree
  • Buddha's Hand Citrus is often served candied.

    Buddha's Hand Citrus is often served candied.

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Buddha's Hand Citron Tree Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis

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Uniquely Shaped Citrus Fruit Adds Pizazz

Deep green leaves, bright yellow fruit and tantalizing fragrance characterize the Buddha’s Hand Citron Tree, an exotic and unique citrus. Its long, fingerlike fruit is reminiscent of outstretched hands, creating a citrus that’s unlike any you’ve ever seen before!

Although this fruit contains no pulp or juice, it’s a wonderful addition to your tropical oasis. Its fragrance will quickly permeate any space with aromatic freshness, so you can toss the air fresheners when you plant this variety indoors. Plus, its non-bitter zest is ideal for adding to salads and baked goods for additional flavor, and including in your favorite cocktails for extra oomph! 

Our Buddha’s Hand Citron is truly a one-of-a-kind fruit tree with rare looks and a delectable scent. Even better? It's a proven performer, with strong growth and versatility. Plant it indoors or outdoors in warmer climates, and watch its out-of-this-world fruit come to life.

If you’re looking for a crazy-cool citrus variety to decorate and delight your house or yard, choose Buddha’s Hand Citron. Order yours now for unparalleled looks and bright, tropical color!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Choose a location with well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight - about 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day.

When you're ready to plant your Citron, select a container that's about twice the width of the shipped container and one with drainage holes. From there, fill your pot halfway with soil, place your tree, and then backfill the rest with soil, leaving about one or two inches at the top. Finally, water your plant to settle the roots.

2. Watering: Be sure to water your Citron Tree regularly for its first year once each week and more frequently during the hot season and periods of extended drought.

After the first year, the tree’s roots will become a bit more established and you can reduce watering to once every two weeks.

A good rule of thumb? Using your index finger. Stick it into the pot and feel around for moisture - if there is still some present in the soil, hold off on watering. If it feels like it is drying out on the top couple inches, water just enough until you see it escaping the drainage holes and stop.

3. Fertilizing: Container-grown Buddha's Hand Citron Trees will require a well-balanced fertilizer formula specialized for growing citrus. This formula already contains all of the micronutrients that the tree will need. Feed the trees regularly, but be sure to follow the directions on the fertilizer’s packaging.

The typical time frame for container-grown citrus is to start in February and provide fertilizer once every 4 to 6 weeks until September.

4. Pruning: Remove suckers as they appear by pinching them off of the tree or using a sterilized pair of cutters to remove them. You can easily sterilize your tool(s) by wiping them with a household rubbing alcohol. Prune off any dead or damaged branches in the early spring after the threat of frosts has passed.

5. Pollination: You can pollinate your indoor Buddha's Hand by hand using a small, dry, fine-tipped paintbrush. Swirl the brush around the center of each bloom and collect the pollen on the brush. Go to the next bloom and repeat the process until every bloom has been treated, and repeat the process daily. Don’t wash the paintbrush until after the blooms have been pollinated. The blooms will fall and the fruit will begin to form.

Product Details

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors


    
      4-11 patio
    
     / 
    
      8-11 outdoors
    
   Map 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors (hardy down to 20℉)
  • Mature Height: 6-8 ft.
  • Mature Width: 3-4 ft.
  • Sunlight: Full to Partial Sun
  • Blooms: Spring
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Does Not Ship To: AZ, CA, FL, GA, LA, TX

Pollination Info

Buddha's Hand Citron Tree Pollination

Buddha's Hand Citron Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Buddha's Hand Citron Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Product Details

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors


    
      4-11 patio
    
     / 
    
      8-11 outdoors
    
   Map 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors (hardy down to 20℉)
  • Mature Height: 6-8 ft.
  • Mature Width: 3-4 ft.
  • Sunlight: Full to Partial Sun
  • Blooms: Spring
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Does Not Ship To: AZ, CA, FL, GA, LA, TX

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