The Hand of Moses Lemon HELP!!


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Hi everyone!
I was at Comps Poultry in Midland, Perth WA yesterday buying some pet things and this lemon was in a "Free" box. The name might be wrong, so I was wondering if someone can tell me a bit about these amazing fruits.
Happy gardening all!
 

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The Buddha's Hand Citron (Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis), or Hand-of-Moses Citron, is an unusual cultivar of the Citron or Etrog (C. medica) native to the Himalayas and southeast Asia. In most Citrus, the fruit carpels are fully fused, while the Buddha's Hand sports a novel mutation in which each carpel develops separately, only joined at the base by the fruit exocarp. The Latin name does suggest that this is an a naturally occurring variety, but this is not likely to be true. The 'fingers' can be candied or made into a most uncommon marmalade.
 
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Sounds like a cut-n-paste from Wikipedia, Marck! But nothin wrong with that. Thanks for doing the leg work for us.

It's good stuff, but there is very little flesh or juice. So it is good for zest, with a mild pleasant lemon flavor, but if you wanted to make marmalade you would need some other fruit pulp and juice to go with it. However, the little rings of peel from slicing it would look rather cool! I might have to try that and put it in with some of the Sumo Madarins I like to use. It is also good for infusing oils, vinegars, booze, etc. and for flavoring things, if you strain it out after cooking. Don't let the creepy appearance put you off.
 
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Sounds like a cut-n-paste from Wikipedia, Marck! But nothin wrong with that. Thanks for doing the leg work for us.
No. It's not a cut-n-paste. I do know many things from experience and memory, but I also take the time to do additional research and fact-checking. This is the best way. Off-the-cuff remarks are very prone to error or mininterpretation.
 
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