Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wednesday's Wacky (Fruit)

While it's true that you never know what you might find while shopping at Whole Foods in New York - this one was new for me.
The Buddha's hand pictured above looked like an esrog that had been caught in some major nuclear fallout yet still emerged smelling exactly like an esrog.
Who knew?


BLD said...

In fact it is classified as an esrog acc. to some Poskim.

Yekkishe Bekishe said...

The Ben Ish Chai discusses whether one can fulfill the Mitzvo of Esrog with one of these. I've actually seen on e - in Pomegranate - with some of the fingers having a Pitum & some not having Pitum. Can you imagine a Yanover (the type of Esrog that grows without a Pitum) Buddhas Hand?

Mark said...

It's also called a "fingered citron".

My brother took this picture about a year ago at Pomegranate -

Rivki Silver said...

Wow. How did it get that name? That's one scary-looking hand!