Today is City Daily Photo's theme day for October 2011. The theme is Mystery Object.
The mystery hanging objects are called "Buddha's Hands". Have you heard of Citron fruits?
I like the citron tea, "yujacha" (柚子茶) served at a Korean Barbecue Restaurant here.
Citron fruits are produced from a small tree, the scientific name of the tree is Citrus medica. The fruits are usually oval to rounded in shape and turn from green to a golden yellow when riped. Those pictured above are extreme forms when the fruits become divided into fingers called "fingered citron" or "Buddha's hand citron".
The citron was already cultivated in Mesopotamia before 500BC.
To read more about Buddha's hands, click here.
These items are for sale at Chin Pomelo Farm, the place I photographed them. You can also view a specimen tree at the Secret Garden of 1-Utama, Petaling Jaya. I have seen the rounded fruits as well as fingered citron there.
“City Daily Photo Theme Day Oct 2011 - Mystery Object”, a copyrighted post, was written for Klang, Malaysia Daily Photo blog by Autumn Belle @ http://mymalaysiadailyphoto.blogspot.com on October 1st, 2011.
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