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Re: Buddha's Hand Citrus

When [if] the fruits on my new tree mature, I will send one of them to Melody and she will let us know about edibility. I will also send her recipes for candying the peel, and she can include that in her report--along with candid opinions on both by her astute children [astute because because they have developed a taste for starfruit, among other oddities].

On Sunday, May 16, 2004, at 08:11 PM, Kitty wrote:

Sounds like they're more suited to playing the piano.

----- Original Message -----
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 6:01 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Buddha's Hand Citrus

This is true, Zem. This plant is seen a lot here in Houston.....mostly in
the Asian community, and some plant lovers keep it for it's unique look.
It is
used in potpourri, and flavoring, but not edible like a regular citrus
Probably because there is not much flesh to it at all since the fingers
relatively thin.
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast

In a message dated 5/14/2004 4:26:48 AM Central Standard Time,
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

I had a book on citrus when I lived in Florida, and it seems to me that
said Buddha's Hand is for decorative purposes only and is not
really meant for
eating. It did not say the fruit was

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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
Zone 10
27.0 N, 82.4 W

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