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Re: Buddha's Hand


Since the one I bought [and planted this morning] has seven immature fruit, I can probably answer your question next citrus season [winter]. The fruits, when ripe, are roughly the size of a small grapefruit. The immature fruit on my new tree are about the size of store-bought lemons now. There is always the chance that the tree will be shocked by the planting and abort the fruit, but I don't think that's too likely.

On Friday, May 14, 2004, at 05:16 AM, Melody wrote:

re: "But if I get one, you'll probably have to wait a year or two for a report on flavor." :

Jim: That's okay...I'm a patient woman. Actually, I'm just curious, so
if you know anyone who's ever tried it and they could tell you...that
would suffice, too. Unless of course, this presents you with an
opportunity to get a plant you've been wanting anyway...



Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

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

 --- On Thu 05/13, james singer < jsinger@igc.org > wrote:
From: james singer [mailto: jsinger@igc.org]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 16:51:10 -0400
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Buddha's Hand

Well, sure. But I'll have find one first. The one's I took the picture
<br>of were at Selby--and they're too big to steal. Be like trying to
<br>pocket a grapefruit. Maybe the Sarasota farmers' market would have
some <br>of the fruit. Dunno, I'll look.<br><br>When I found those trees
at Wal-Mart, I should've bought one. The <br>chances of them having that
tree again are probably zero and none. <br>Maybe ECHO has some [they're
listed in their catalog]. If I get a <br>chance next weekend [not
day-after-tomorrow], I'll drive down and look. <br>But if I get one,
you'll probably have to wait a year or two for a <br>report on
flavor.<br><br><br><br>On Thursday, May 13, 2004, at 03:46 AM, Melody
wrote:<br><br>> Jim: Could you be bold and experiment? Actually taste
the thing and let<br>> us know? Us northerners who don't get to see
these oddities in every <br>> day<br>> life want to
know...<br>><br>><br>> :-)<br>><br>><br>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>><br>>
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."<br>>
--Albert Einstein<br>><br>> --- On Wed 05/12, james singer <
jsinger@igc.org > wrote:<br>> From: james singer [mailto:
jsinger@igc.org]<br>> To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Date: Wed, 12 May
2004 04:52:00 -0400<br>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Buddha's Hand<br>><br>>
Short answer is I don't know. Never tasted one that I was aware of.
But<br>> <br>since it's described as a citron, I assume it is candied
and it<br>> tastes <br>something like a kumquat. Most of the "fruit" in
commercial<br>> fruitcake <br>turns out to be citron [although not
necessarily Buddha's<br>> hand citron] <br>that has been candied and
dyed various<br>> colors.<br><br>On Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at 06:33 PM,
Andrea H<br>> wrote:<br><br>> Very cool, does it taste orangey,
lemony,<br>> whaty?<br>><br>> Hopefully not grapefruity...don't like
those.<br>><br>> A<br>> Andrea H<br>> Beaufort, SC<br>><br>><br>> -----
Original Message<br>> -----<br>> From: "james singer"
<jsinger@igc.org><br>> To:<br>> <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> Sent:
Tuesday, M


ay 11, 2004 3:51 AM<br>><br>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Buddha's
Hand<br>><br>><br>>> It's a rather <br>> uncommon<br>> citrus; here's a
link to a picture of the fruit<br>>><br>>><br>><br>>

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

On Monday, May 10, 2004, at 08:25 PM, Andrea H wrote:<br>>><br>>>>
I<br>> think you might have to splain that Lucy....Buddha's
Hand<br>>>><br>> Citron?????<br>>>><br>>>> A<br>>>><br>>>> Andrea
H<br>>>> Beaufort,<br>> SC<br>>>><br>>>><br>>>> ----- Original Message
-----<br>>>> From: <br>> "james<br>> singer" <jsinger@igc.org><br>>>>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>>>> Sent:<br>> Monday, May 10, 2004 5:13
PM<br>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays exper...<br>> or What's
Up<br>>>><br>>>><br>>>>> Interesting about Wal-Mart,<br>>
Fran.<br>>>>><br>>>>> Not too long ago, I found a Buddha's Hand
citron<br>> at our local<br>>>>> Wal-Mart.<br>>>>> In fact there were
three of them<br>> [grafted; 7 gallon; under $20], and<br>>>>> there
aren't that many<br>> more-sophisticated nurseries that even
know<br>>>>> what<br>>>>> they<br>> are!<br>>>>><br>>>>> My take is that
if you know plants well enough to<br>> recognize healthy<br>>>>> from
ill, you can often find some amazing<br>> selections in places
like<br>>>>> Kmart, Home Depot, Target, and Lowes,<br>> as well
Wal-Mart. So I tour<br>>>>> their<br>>>>> garden centers<br>> whenever I
go there--and sometimes I make tours of <br>>>>> <br>> them<br>>>>><br>>
all, ju<br>><br>> st to see what's up.<br>>>>><br>>>>><br>>>>> On
Monday, May 10, 2004, <br>> at<br>> 02:08 PM, F M Ferrari
wrote:<br>>>>><br>>>>>> I guess it may be where<br>> one lives but this
weekend I found some <br>>>>>> good,<br>>>>>> <br>> healthy<br>>
Heuchera at the local WalMart for $3.00. I always check<br>>>>>><br>>
because<br>>>>>> you never know what's going to be there from week
to<br>> week. When <br>>>>>> they<br>>>>>> get<br>>>>>> something good
and<br>> different in, it goes fast because folks like me<br>>>>>>
will<br>>>>>><br>> buy all they have! And


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