Buddha’s hand citron, also known as the fingered citron, is one of the oldest varieties of citrus. It looks like a lemon with long segments growing from it. Its name is derived from its unusual shape, which also resembles a hand position for prayer. A single fingered citron can cost $25 but go as high as $170 depending on how well-shaped and magnificent it is. The farmers in this small Vietnamese town are reaping the financial benefits, but at what cost? And why exactly is Buddha’s hand citron so expensive?
October 9, 2023 Published by
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