Buddha’s hand fruit

Buddha’s hand fruit 

Buddha’s hand, Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis, or the fingered citron, is an unusually shaped citron variety whose fruit is segmented into finger-like sections, resembling a human hand.
from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddha’s_hand

In Thai ส้มโอมือ or ส้มมือ (meaning “hand orange”).

I saw the first in Saigon Vietnam in a shrine in a cup with water, sprouting roots. I asked people around, nobody could tell me what it is.

Days later pass a shop with religious items and fruit, 
they have a large display:

Location of shop:
10.7920266,106.6994505 = 10°47’31.3″N 106°41’58.0″E  

Enter and inquire about name, no English spoken, but staff writes “Buddha” on paper. Armed with that information, I go into google and find the fruit.


It’s edible, next time I will get some! 

On the subject of Buddha’s hand, there is a rock on an island Koh Ngam Yai เกาะง่ามใหญ่ in Chumpon ชุมพ province that looks like Buddha’s hand เกาะพระหัตถ์พระพุทธเจ้า.

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