Buddha’s hand or Fingered citron

Citrus sarcodactylis

preview hoep 00005 citrus sarcodactylis fleischfingerige zitroneThe Buddha’s hand is a very peculiar representative of citrus fruits. It originates most likely from North West India, where it is used in various ways because of it’s intensive flavour. Probably its name Buddha’s hand was given here too.

The pulp is not juicy as in other citrus species, but of firm, slightly spongy texture. Although this lemon grows best in countries with subtropical and mediterranean climate, it can also be cultivated in container.