Growing Buddha's Hand (Citrus medica var. digitata) from Seed?

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  1. Junglekeeper

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    Citrons are self-fertile and thus do not need to be cross-pollinated. Note that their seeds are monoembryonic.
     
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    I have never grown buddah's hand from seed, only cuttings, and you only need one plant to get fruit, but you must pollinate it yourself indoors.
     
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    Buddhas hand are seedless... They root very easy from cuttings.
     
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    Hi, Laaz. Thanks for the reminder - I had forgotten that Buddha's Hand is seedless. However when I went to The Citrus Industry to get I refresher, much to my surprise, I found it had this to say:
    I wonder if the seeds in the latter are normal (i.e. viable). Anyone know?
     
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    Junglekeeper it is possible, but I have never found seed in a Buddha's hand before.
     

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    I have to say the fruit is not very attractive when they're like this.
     
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    There are actually 2 clones to buddha's hand. 1 type with seeds is extremely rare to source, despite buddha's hand could be propagate from cutting easily, the 1 with seed is worth a try because it's a bit different from the 1 with no seed. In terms of pulp size and fragrances, there's a different also in it's outlook
     

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