White Flower Buddha’s Hand Citron (Citrus medica digitata) is a unique particular variety of our collection.
This particular fruit is usually given as a “luck gift” during the new Chinese year.
We still don’t know its origin at the moment, it probably comes from Indochina.
-Tree features: Plants are vigorous in shape, sometimes thorny.
-Leaves: Leaves are lanceolate to slightly round-shaped, medium in size and bright green in colour.
-Shape: Fruit is an amazin fingered big Citron.
You can see those fingers growing more or less long depending on climate conditions.
Fruit resembles a human hand, that’s why it’s called Buddha’s hand.
-Flavour: Fruit has no juice at all! A big white albedo is so sweet and aromatic in flavour.
-Colour: Yellow to deep yellow outside, white inside.
SEASON OF RIPENESS
Season of ripeness: It is a 4 season variety. Fruit tends to be produced 2-3 times per year.
It usually starts to bloom during Spring time, but flowers can be produced in other seasons too.
Flowers are typically white and fragrant.
HOW TO USE IT
-In the Kitchen: White Flower Buddha’s Hand Citron can be highly used in the kitchen.
Skin can be candied whole, (amazing choice) and also zested to make delicious cakes, liquors, or simply to give your recipes a special flavour.
-Ornamental: It’s a beautiful ornamental variety for its particular fruit.
According to our tests, in the Greenhouse, or in a covered area, it can resist to a temperature of -5°C.
This variety needs to be maintained like a normal Lemon.