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Re: Buddha's Hand


Well, sure. But I'll have find one first. The one's I took the picture of were at Selby--and they're too big to steal. Be like trying to pocket a grapefruit. Maybe the Sarasota farmers' market would have some of the fruit. Dunno, I'll look.

When I found those trees at Wal-Mart, I should've bought one. The chances of them having that tree again are probably zero and none. Maybe ECHO has some [they're listed in their catalog]. If I get a chance next weekend [not day-after-tomorrow], I'll drive down and look. But if I get one, you'll probably have to wait a year or two for a report on flavor.



On Thursday, May 13, 2004, at 03:46 AM, Melody wrote:

Jim: Could you be bold and experiment? Actually taste the thing and let
us know? Us northerners who don't get to see these oddities in every day
life want to know...



:-)



Melody, IA (Z 5/4)


"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Wed 05/12, james singer < jsinger@igc.org > wrote:
From: james singer [mailto: jsinger@igc.org]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 04:52:00 -0400
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Buddha's Hand

Short answer is I don't know. Never tasted one that I was aware of. But
<br>since it's described as a citron, I assume it is candied and it
tastes <br>something like a kumquat. Most of the "fruit" in commercial
fruitcake <br>turns out to be citron [although not necessarily Buddha's
hand citron] <br>that has been candied and dyed various
colors.<br><br>On Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at 06:33 PM, Andrea H
wrote:<br><br>> Very cool, does it taste orangey, lemony,
whaty?<br>><br>> Hopefully not grapefruity...don't like those.<br>>
A<br>> Andrea H<br>> Beaufort, SC<br>><br>><br>> ----- Original Message
-----<br>> From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org><br>> To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>> Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 3:51 AM<br>>
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Buddha's Hand<br>><br>><br>>> It's a rather uncommon
citrus; here's a link to a picture of the fruit<br>>><br>>>


http://plantsdatabase.com/showpicture/26605/<br>>><br>>><br>>>

On Monday, May 10, 2004, at 08:25 PM, Andrea H wrote:<br>>><br>>>> I
think you might have to splain that Lucy....Buddha's Hand<br>>>>
Citron?????<br>>>><br>>>> A<br>>>><br>>>> Andrea H<br>>>> Beaufort,
SC<br>>>><br>>>><br>>>> ----- Original Message -----<br>>>> From: "james
singer" <jsinger@igc.org><br>>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>>>> Sent:
Monday, May 10, 2004 5:13 PM<br>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays exper...
or What's Up<br>>>><br>>>><br>>>>> Interesting about Wal-Mart,
Fran.<br>>>>><br>>>>> Not too long ago, I found a Buddha's Hand citron
at our local<br>>>>> Wal-Mart.<br>>>>> In fact there were three of them
[grafted; 7 gallon; under $20], and<br>>>>> there aren't that many
more-sophisticated nurseries that even know<br>>>>> what<br>>>>> they
are!<br>>>>><br>>>>> My take is that if you know plants well enough to
recognize healthy<br>>>>> from ill, you can often find some amazing
selections in places like<br>>>>> Kmart, Home Depot, Target, and Lowes,
as well Wal-Mart. So I tour<br>>>>> their<br>>>>> garden centers
whenever I go there--and sometimes I make tours of <br>>>>> them<br>>>>>
all, ju


st to see what's up.<br>>>>><br>>>>><br>>>>> On Monday, May 10, 2004, at
02:08 PM, F M Ferrari wrote:<br>>>>><br>>>>>> I guess it may be where
one lives but this weekend I found some <br>>>>>> good,<br>>>>>> healthy
Heuchera at the local WalMart for $3.00. I always check<br>>>>>>
because<br>>>>>> you never know what's going to be there from week to
week. When <br>>>>>> they<br>>>>>> get<br>>>>>> something good and
different in, it goes fast because folks like me<br>>>>>> will<br>>>>>>
buy all they have! And right now I've developed an attraction for
<br>>>>>> the<br>>>>>> coral bells now that I've seen how well they
wintered here. Fran<br>>>>>><br>>>>>><br>>>>>> Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
wrote:Well, I believe there's room for <br>>>>>> all<br>>>>>> kinds of
businesses. I don't shop<br>>>>>> Wal-Mart - can never find anything
there. But we do have a Meijer's<br>>>>>> across<br>>>>>> the street
(same sort of place but regional) that seems to have<br>>>>>>
everything.<br>>>>>> I wish I had the $ to shop mom and pop types, but I
don't.<br>>>>>><br>>>>>> One of the big reasons I'm out of a job is the
big box stores. They<br>>>>>> pretty<br>>>>>> much ran off or bought up
all the mom & pop 1 hr photos. The small<br>>>>>> stores<br>>>>>> cared
about quality and used our products. The big box places don't<br>>>>>>
care<br>>>>>> about the quality, so won't use it. And judging from
conversations<br>>>>>> I've<br>>>>>> had, articles I've read, and
studies that have been made, they <br>>>>>> don't<br>>>>>> need
to<br>>>>>> worry about the quality. the customers don't care, so why
should<br>>>>>> they?<br>>>>>><br>>>>>> Kitty<br>>>>>><br>>>>>>
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