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My Southern California (zone 10a) garden has all kinds of plants mixed together; roses, ferns, succulents, vegetables,....

Citrus medica var. digitata

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lovestogarden

First two #citron #fruit ready this year. They shall go to my sister as she has been asking for months. 😂 She does a lot of baking and enjoys using it for added flavor (used as lemon zest). #citrusmedica #digitata #buddhashand #citrus-handofbuddha #southerncalifornia 13 November 2019

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jeatacake

They are so unusual & I'm surprised I've never seen them over here in Thailand 🤔

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lovestogarden

Jeff, maybe you need to do a little introduction. 😉 @jeatacake

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jeatacake

I'll shake it's hand if I see one! :D

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lovestogarden

😂😂😂😂😂😂 @jeatacake

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lovestogarden

Soooo heavy with #citron #fruit, the branch broke! 😒 It is sitting on the ground, so the fruit is still growing. #citrus #digitata #gyo #citrus-handofbuddha #southerncalifornia 10 October 2019

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columbiariver

What do you use it for?

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lovestogarden

Laura, I use them for anything that would call for lemon peel. My sister does too. I also made candied peel last year too. Their scent is amazing. 😁💞 @columbiariver

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gjones

They grew to an amazing size!

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lovestogarden

They did! Katy, my sister is just pleased as she can be. She wants to bake with them again. 💞 @gjones

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columbiariver

Sounds wonderful!

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lovestogarden

😂 My oldest is visiting for the weekend. Walking through our garden, he sent this to our family and his friends' 'Snapchat' accounts . 😂💕 #citrus #buddhashand #citrustree #citrus-handofbuddha #notmyphoto #humor #southerncalifornia 25 May 2019

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cyndi

Lmao. Haha

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kylers

Lol, I totally see that!

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lovestogarden

😂 @cyndi @kylers

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lesliecole49

Well, I don't blame him!

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hayleyaj

😂😂

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lovestogarden

😂 @lesliecole49 @hayleyaj

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plants

🤣🤣🤣

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lovestogarden

The last #Citron for this year has been picked. It is huge, weighing in at almost 2lbs! It would have cost me $15+ to purchase this guy. Part of this will be scones. 😋 #buddahshand #citrus-handofbuddha #citrus #gyo #aromatic #yellow #southerncalifornia #california #mygarden-lovestogarden 29 March 2019

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growerguy

What do you use it for?

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cpl721

Wow, that’s so cool! What does the fruit taste like? Do you dry it to put in your scones. I make my husband cranberry scones almost every week. Been doing this for years, would love the add something new.

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lovestogarden

@growerguy it can be used in anyway citrus zest is used. I add it to many kinds of baking I do.

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lovestogarden

@cpl721 have you tried adding orange zest to the scones? It goes very well with cranberries, as do walnuts. I grate this and slice it. It is amazing and so aromatic. It is unique and can't compare the taste to anything else, but can be interchanged with any other citrus peel.

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cpl721

No I have never added anything but cranberries, but I’ll be making them this weekend, and will to try the orange zest. I would love the walnuts, but Rich won’t. I’ll fold some in one for myself. Thanks Janice! I will let you know how we like them. @lovestogarden

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lovestogarden

New #fruit forming on the #Citrus medica var. digitata #tree. #scented #edible #gyo #citrusmedica #buddhashand #southerncalifornia #california #citron 21 February 2019

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KariSamuel

Beautiful Friend.... I just sent you an email. Time sensitive. Could you take a peek? 💌

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lovestogarden

@KariSamuel ✔️💞

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lovestogarden

The latest crazy #fruit from the #Citrus medica var. digitata #tree. #scented #edible #gyo #citrusmedica #buddhashand #yellow #southerncalifornia #california #citron 21 February 2019

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valjones-hughes

Never seen anything like it!

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lovestogarden

We cut the very first #citron from our #tree! The #scent was absolutely amazing. The white inside of the #fruit is not soft, but hard like the outside and tastes great. The flavor of the whole fruit is very unique and great raw, candied, zested and grated. 😋 #firstfruit #buddhashand #citrusmedica #citrus #gyo #southerncalifornia #california 3 January 2019

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juliesgarden

Wow amazing Janice 😮

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richard.spicer.7906

What an interesting looking fruit 😄, sounds tasty!

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brightcolours

How super!!

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kimguy

That is awesome Janice! Not only do we need a sniff app👃 but now we need a taste app👅!!!

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Annettenoosa

Interesting. I saw them for the first time growing in China. The local supermarket stocked them last year but I did not try them, but will next time they are in season. They remind me of something from Dr Who.

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lovestogarden

💞 @juliesgarden @richard.spicer.7906 @brightcolours @kimguy - you are so right, Kim. I am sure the are working on adding those features soon. 😉😂💞

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lovestogarden

@Annettenoosa they look quite crazy growing too-- definitely a Dr. Who look. 😂

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ShelleySnyder

How interesting Janice! I'll be on the lookout for some at my grocery stores!💘😍

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lovestogarden

@ShelleySnyder, I hope you won't be disappointed. 💞

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ShelleySnyder

Oh well, we'll see! Been disappointed before! But you sure don't know if you don't taste!🤔😊💘😍

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lovestogarden

So true! 😋💞 @ShelleySnyder

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lovestogarden

It is getting there! #anticipation #buddhashand #citrus #ripening #gyo #fruit #firstfruitever #firstfruit #yellow #southerncalifornia #california 7 November 2018

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KariSamuel

#oddbutpretty - Are those individual fruits or is it all connected at the base? Very cool!

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lovestogarden

@KariSamuel it is all one fruit and connected at the base. #lookslikeitsname. I will definitely post a 📷 when I finally cut into it and eat it. ❤️

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lovestogarden

So, Kari, I tried to change my Profile to not be Possible and it will not save. Can you or @usgardentags help me to change this? I must be one of the tech illiterates. 🤤

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mardel

Love how everything is so green for you, everything outside my window has gotten so sad...ugh winter!

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lovestogarden

@mardel the green is year round for me and I have always lived this way. I visited Illinois in November one time for a couple of weeks and I found I really looked for colors. It is definitely hard I am sure for you all who have definite seasons to do without it. I know some people here who wish for your seasons. Oh, how the world is made up of many different types. I hope my pictures can help you through your winter. ♥️

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lovestogarden

I think I fixed my settings! @KariSamuel & @usgardentags, I woke this morning and refilled out my profile and it let me save after the password was done. I think I should have done this after my upgrade to Premium. Thank you for everything! ♥️♥️

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mardel

@lovestogarden They definitely will ,I never liked summer till i loved into my own home and got a chance to take care of my own yard and garden the things we take for granted. I will wait patiently for summer while sharing all your beautiful photos..thanks love

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lovestogarden

#citrus #citrusmedica #buddhashand #digitata #southerncalifornia #california 26 August 2018 #sizereference #fruit #gyo

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gjones

Totally unfamiliar with these. Are they a citrus fruit? Is the fruit inside these long green fingers?

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lovestogarden

@gjones, yes, they are a citrus. They are just the citrus peel and inside is just the white pith. They are used for their special flavor of zest and can be chopped. This is my first crop, so I am very excited to try them. I use a lot of lemon zest in cooking, so I thought this would be fun to grow. They can also be made into the candied #citron used in fruitcakes. ❤️

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gjones

Thanks for the interesting info.

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grynnat

Does the zest taste like lemon zest? I've never seen this before, it looks so cool!

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lovestogarden

My pleasure, @gjones. It is a learning experience for us both. ❤️

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lovestogarden

@grynnat, I am not sure yet. I can let you know when they ripen. I have seen them sold here for years at our Farmer's Markets and thought, 'why not' when I needed a tree for privacy. I use more lemon zest then juice, so since I already had a lemon, it seemed the perfect plant. The zest is supposed to be is own flavor as different types of lemons have different scents and flavors. More to be known when they ripen! ❤️😀

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ILoveMyPlantFriends

That's a beauty

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grynnat

Looking forward to the taste tests 😉

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lovestogarden

@grynnat me too! ❤️

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lovestogarden

They look creepy, but I am so excited. They are getting there.🖐 #citrus #buddahshand #gyo #southerncalifornia #california 21 July 2018

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carolgs

Whoa they are creapy but really mesmerising at the same time!!

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juliesgarden

Oh wow, that’s amazing Janice 🌵🌵

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lovestogarden

So true @carolgs! ❤

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lovestogarden

@juliesgarden ❤

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lovestogarden

As the fruit is still forming, the tree has more #blossoms. #white #citrus #buddahshand #gyo #southerncalifornia #california 21 July 2018

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lovestogarden

New #fruit is appearing. I am so happy. #firstoftheseason #gyo #citrus #buddhashand 05/05/2018

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kimguy

Yippie👌👏 Janice! @lovestogarden

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lovestogarden

#fruit #citrus #gyo #buddhashand #anticipation 04/21/2018

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pixierose

@lovestogarden isn’t nature just so wonderful and amazing? 😊🙏🏼

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nancyanne

Neat...

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lovestogarden

Christine, yes, creation in all of it's areas is very miraculous. I find the varieties and complexities astounding. @pixierose

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lovestogarden

New growth on this wind-tattered tree! #citrus #buddhashand #newlife #new-growth # macro

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lovestogarden

Lots of new growth, but no fruit stayed on the tree. #citrus #buddhashand #tree

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lovestogarden

She needed to be straightened. 10/2017 #citrus #buddhashand #tree

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nancyanne

Well needed support!

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kimguy

Time for a bra. Lol @lovestogarden

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lovestogarden

That excessive heat we had has caused the little fruit to drop. New flowers have started. #citronella #buddhashand #citrus #fruit

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lovestogarden

#blossoms #buddhashand #citrus

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lovestogarden

Some #fruit starting! I can see the little fingers on the hands!! So cool. 👏 #citrus #Citrusmedica #buddhashand

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SikoMa

It does look a little creepy😱😱🤣🤣

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lovestogarden

It does, Dar! I am excited to try them though; I bought the tree in complete ignorance. @SikoMa

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SikoMa

Quite interesting though. Can't wait to see mature fruit 🤔🤔🤔

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lovestogarden

I added diatomaceous earth around the base of my citrus trees to keep the pests off. When they walk through this food-grade powder, they will die. Ants are a huge problem here, so this keeps them at bay. If you are unfamiliar with diatomaceous earth, check this out: https://richsoil.com/diatomaceous-earth.jsp #diatomaceousearth #tip #bugrepellant #bugbegone #citrus #citrus-advice

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lovestogarden

#citrus #Citrusmedica #buddhashand

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lovestogarden

We are going to have Citrons! #blossoms #buds #buddhashand

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Muzz67

Yay !

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lovestogarden

#citrus #Citrusmedica #buddhashand

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lovestogarden

A Fingered Citron tree is my newest acquisition. I got it to cover our view of the house behind ours and enjoy the lovely zest! (April 2017)

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Opuntia

Can you cook with them?

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waterlily

Wow! I love Buddha's hand, reminds me of China 😊

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columbiariver

Fun. Looks great!

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lovestogarden

Yes, @Opuntia , the zest can be used in any way lemon zest is used; infusions, extracts, vinaigrettes, breads, marmalade, sauces and to freshen laundry. I read that their smell is extraordinary.

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lovestogarden

#citrus #Citrusmedica #buddhashand

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