Can oranges have thorns?
Stupid question perhaps... But I have had a mystery small citrus tree in my backyard for 3 years (since I bought the house) and ive been nursing it all along. Last year many of you told me it was a grapefruit. Well, it finally gave about 4 fruits. They taste just like oranges, look like oranges, and are pretty much oranges. My neighbor has a huge orange & lemon tree, and I have a tangerine as well. None have any thorns, well, their lemon has small ones.
The only thing that startles me is the HUGE thorns this so called 'orange' tree has, I mean there are some over 2" long! Is this just an early part of oranges or do I have some kind of hybrid? This tree was bird planted btw.