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Mysterious 'Orange'

Posted by popdo Ohio! (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 3, 12 at 21:44

"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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RE: Mysterious 'Orange'

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.


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Citrus started from seed are often very thorny.


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


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@houstontexas123

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

Kind-a seedy, not very.


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


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


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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.


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@Johnmerr

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


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