Saturday, March 3, 2012

Buddha's hand ( Citrus medica var. sarcodactylus )

Fruit Warehouse | Buddha's hand ( Citrus medica var. sarcodactylus ) | The origin of Buddha's hand plant is traced back to Northeastern India or China. Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis is a shrub or small tree with long, irregular branches covered in Thorns. Buddha's hand, Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis (also known as Bushukan (Japanese) or Fingered citron), is a fragrant variety Whose citron fruit is segmented into finger-like sections.

Buddha's hand fruit is very fragrant and is used predominantly by the Chinese and Japanese for perfuming rooms and personal items, Such as clothing. According to tradition, Buddha Prefers the "fingers" of the fruit to be in a position where They resemble a closed rather than open hand, as closed hands symbolize to Buddha the act of prayer. The peel of the fruit can be Candied into succade.

Citrus medica var.  sarcodactylis is cultivated for fruit crops and as an ornamental tree in gardens and containers on patios and terraces. It Grows best in temperate conditions.

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