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    World Record?

    My wife and I were out picking oranges in the backyard and came across this morphed citrus...



    The orange on top was placed for reference. I've never seen anything like before. I estimated the measurement at 9" in diameter and went inside to research the world record. Turns out it the Guiness world record for an orange is 25" set in 2006. I measured ours at 25.5" and I'm not even sure I got the widest point. I cut myself up pretty good on the thorns so not going back in real soon. The thing is still green and growing, so we'll see how big it gets.

    Just thought I would share. Unfortunately, there is no prize money for setting world record so no fame and fortune.

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    Re: World Record?

    Any chance that you have gamma rays being radiated nearby?
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    I wouldn't know...I rarely take off my tin-foil hat.
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    Please observe your wife and neighbors very carefully over the next few days for any type of strange behavior. I've seen this kind of thing before...

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    Note: Tin foil isn't sufficient to stop gamma rays. I recommend lead or gold at a minimum of 1" thick.
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    Holy smokes, that’s like the Mr T of oranges!
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    It's roughly the circumference of my head. The photos really don't do it justice. I'm just wondering how much bigger it will get.
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    P.S Nice old school movie reference there Dirk!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizonarob View Post
    P.S Nice old school movie reference there Dirk!
    Oh, good, at least somebody got it! Man am I old!!
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    Look closely at where it's growing. If it's not on the same branch as that oramge, it's a Citron. Citron is the primitive citrus fruit from which the rest developed, and they use the root stock and graft onto it. If the roots sent out a citron branch, cut it off, or else it will take over the tree, and Citron is mostly rind and pretty tasteless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Look closely at where it's growing. If it's not on the same branch as that oramge, it's a Citron. Citron is the primitive citrus fruit from which the rest developed, and they use the root stock and graft onto it. If the roots sent out a citron branch, cut it off, or else it will take over the tree, and Citron is mostly rind and pretty tasteless.
    Ha, so I was right. It is a body snatcher!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    Oh, good, at least somebody got it! Man am I old!!
    Nah, not old, just a light patina.

    I saw that movie when I was younger, I love all those cheesy syfi/horror movies. Spaceship flying by on a string! So good.
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    Re: World Record?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Look closely at where it's growing. If it's not on the same branch as that oramge, it's a Citron. Citron is the primitive citrus fruit from which the rest developed, and they use the root stock and graft onto it. If the roots sent out a citron branch, cut it off, or else it will take over the tree, and Citron is mostly rind and pretty tasteless.
    Thanks Richard. But for the purposes of the world record, let's keep that on the down-low
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