Friday, January 25, 2013

Buddha's hand fruit

Q. Can you identify this fruit?  This fruit originated in Northeastern India or China. It grows on a shrub tree with long thorny branches. This fruit's tree has leaves that are four to six inches long with blossoms that are white with a purple tint. It contains small amount of fruit and is juiceless. The Chinese and Japanese use it for perfuming rooms. The peel of this fruit can be succaded which is a candied peel of a citrus fruit. A neat fact I learned when researching this fruit is: Trees can be grown from cuttings taken from branches two to four years old. 

A. If you guessed a budda hand you're correct.

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