Buddha’s Hand

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Buddha’s Hand

Buddha's Hand

A variety of citron that looks like it was designed for a Guillermo del Toro film, Buddha's Hand is native to northern India and China.

Why We Love It

We're obsessed with the light, floral, citrus smell of Buddha's Hand-- plus, it makes an awesomely-cool substitution for typical lemon zest in recipes.


Full to partial sun and slightly acidic, well-drained soil will keep your Buddha's Hand reaching skyward.

In Good Hands

Buddha's Hands are frequently given as an offering at Buddhist Temples. The "fingers" of the fruit typically grow in a "closed" position, resembling hands in prayer.

Eating Out of Their Hands

Most Buddha's Hands have virtually no pulp or juice; their value among chefs comes from their deliciously-fragrant peel.