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Jan 7, 2014 11:06 AM

Buddha's Hand Citron in lower Westchester?

Has anyone seen any Buddha's Hand Citron in lower Westchester?

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  1. I have seen them in past years around this time at the Whole Foods in White Plains. In fact, i know that they had some last year, so it might be worth giving the store a call to see if they have some now or will be getting them in.

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    1. re: jslmjl

      Thanks, I try to stay away from WF. I think their prices are ridiculous. I did give them a call. They may have some later this week.

    2. fresh market had them for $9.99 , a few days ago (eastchester)

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      1. I think I may have seen them at H Mart in Hartsdale.

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        1. re: scarsdalesurprise

          I've looked all season for them at H-Mart and Fairway.

          1. re: JMF

            I must have dreamed that I saw them there! : )

            1. re: scarsdalesurprise

              I may have missed them, although I'm at H-Mart every other day.

            2. re: JMF

              I'm in the UWS Fairway often and have only seen the Buddha's Hand once this season so far, some time ago now. If it does you any good, though, they seem to be getting multiple shipments of etrog-type citrons - I've seen those several times now.

          2. I've seen them at Fairway in Pelham, but not recently and I don't recall the price. Call ahead.

            1. I saw them today at Fairway in Pelham at $7.99 lb. but they were old, bruised, and beaten up. So I didn't get any and ordered them online. But I did get sweet limes, bitter oranges, and several kumquat hybrids, lime, lemon, etc. from Fairway.

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              1. re: JMF

                Really? Bitter oranges? I'll have to go take a look! That is something you rarely see. Have you tried the Italian pears that Fairway has now? They're excellent.

                1. re: roxlet

                  Roxlet are you referring to the prickly pears, If so my friends husband usually buys them by the case from Apple Farms.

                  1. re: roxlet

                    Yep, Bitter/Sour/Seville oranges. In the "organic"area they had all kinds of interesting citrus. Many I hadn't seen before.

                    What are the Italian pears like? Are those the Abate Fetel pears?

                    1. re: JMF

                      I think they're calle Fiorele pears. They're very pretty and small, yellow with a pink blush. Honeyed taste. I had one with some Rocquefort the other day. Fantastic.