"Women are exempt from the
. Ashkenazic women may recite the blessing over the
. Some authorities hold that women have accepted this
as an obligation.
Though they are exempt, women may not recite the blessing over a set of four species that does not conform to Torah law.
Sephardic women don't usually say blessings on time-bound
[such as the
], but the
reports an ancient custom in Jerusalem for Sephardic women to say the blessing on the
(Rav Yitzchak Yaacov Fuchs,
Halichos Bas Yisrael
, Targum Press/Feldheim).