Mysterious 'Orange'

popdoJanuary 3, 2012

"Once upon a time there was a orange in my refrigerator, of a unknown store variety. Twas not navel nor would it have seeds if. These seeds I planted upon soil and grew one "orange plant". Tis this tale I shall tell."

Anyways, as you read above, I found a orange in my refrigerator two years ago and grew a orange tree from this orange. Now, however I'm very suspicious if it even is a orange, as it's starting to produce thorns and I never knew the brand the orange that bore it belonged. The orange tree has sat in a windowsill during all seasons twice so I'm also concerned if I'm harming it.

Right now it's not the time to take pictures, but could anyone atleast give a idea at what it could be?

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popdo

Also here's a description as best as I can during this time:

It's about a foot and a half tall wit a single small 8' branch coming off it.
It has dark green leaves and tiny thorns ( really long ones on the branch though. ) coming out of the intersections between the leaves and the stem. I've counted about 35 leaves.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2012 at 9:48PM
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Karly30

Citrus started from seed are often very thorny.

    Bookmark   January 4, 2012 at 1:58AM
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houstontexas123(z9a)

do you remember if the orange had lots of seeds? or if the rind was thin? easy or hard to peel?

    Bookmark   January 5, 2012 at 12:18AM
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popdo

@houstontexas123

I believe it was rather easy to peel, with a thin rind.

Kind-a seedy, not very.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2012 at 7:37PM
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popdo

Picture:

    Bookmark   January 6, 2012 at 7:59PM
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houstontexas123(z9a)

sounds like a Valencia, they have a few seeds, thin skin, sweet and juicy.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2012 at 8:08PM
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popdo

Thanks for the help! Am I doing everything I should with the plant? The soil is a mix of random soils...

    Bookmark   January 11, 2012 at 4:46PM
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johnmerr(11)

It looks a little hungry; I would fertilize it regularly at low concentrations, or at least 4 times per year with a good citrus fert according to label directions. It is a small tree; spraying with a good foliar food (I like Bayer Bayfolan forte) once or twice a month helps with micronutrient needs.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2012 at 7:31PM
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popdo

@Johnmerr

Thanks for the advice! Is it okay at the kind-of awkward bent angle it is in right now?

    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 9:09PM
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