Checklist

 

Checklist of what to look for when purchasing Daled Minim:

The following is a list of matters one is to look for to purchase a Kosher and Mehudar set of Daled Minim.

 

Esrog:

  1. It is a Calabria Esrog from Italy [not Kfar Chabad].
  2. Verify there are no missing pieces anywhere from the Esrog.
  3. Verify it does not have a broken Pitam.
  4. Verify it does not have a broken Oketz.
  5. Verify the Chotem is clean of a Chazazis or color change.
  6. Verify that below the Chotem there is not two Chazazis or two color changes.
  7. Verify if it came from Israel that it has a Hashgacha.
  8. The color is to be completely yellow.
  9. Bletlach are Kosher.

 

Lulav:

  1. Its spine is at least 32cm. and will extend a Tefach past Hadassim
  2. Its Tiyomes is completely closed on its top.
  3. The Tiyomes is double leafed from top to bottom.
  4. Majority of the other leaves are also majority closed.
  5. Tiyomes is not cut on its top
  6. It is not bent to any side. The Lulav is straight.
  7. The leaves are not bent
  8. Tiyomes is not dry
  9. Has a Kara

 

Hadassim:

  1. Is at least 24 cm.
  2. The first 24 cm from the top is completely Meshulash or at the very least majority Meshulash.
  3. Top is not cut off
  4. Remove random leaves

                                   

Aravos:

  1. Is at least 24 cm.
  2. The first 24 cm from the top has all of its leaves or at the very least majority.
  3. Top is not cut off

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