Friday, December 28, 2012

Mystery Vegetable/Fruit Identification Please!

Mystery Plant
I add compost from our kitchen vegetable/fruit scraps to some of my potted houseplants.  This glossy-leaved plant started growing from the compost-rich potting mix in the last month.  I am not sure what it is.  I did have some citrus trees growing there ealier and tried to repot them, but wasn't successful.  Does anyone know what this plant is?  It has to be growing from the remains of something we ate this year! 

It has been fairly cold for the past few weeks, and though we have some bright sun today, it still is -26 C out there.  Everything is sparkling today!  Inside, we're still working on the leftovers from the Christmas feast.  I hope everyone out there is keeping warm!


Clayton said...

Hi Lisa
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Looks like a Mandarin but seems a little stretched. I have a little forest of them under lights and they are more dense. Looks like a new start so good to wait and see.

Sarah O. said...

It looks like an avocado to me! I finally successfully started a few, and yours quite resembles the smaller of my plants.

Gardenista said...

Aha! It most certainly could be an avocado - we've eaten alot of them! I was thinking about digging down and seeing what it was attached to, but didn't do that for fear of killing it.

Clayton said...

See down on this link.

Do you have trouble with Wooly Aphids. We have them on Orchids and my Mandarins. Bah. I am looking for a systemic even though they are not good but we are not going to eat any of these plant parts so I would rather kill the bugs than the plants.


Northern Shade said...

I'm not sure of the plant ID, but its tenacious start in the plant pot made me smile.

Have a terrific 2013.

Mary Fernandez said...

Yes, it´s an avocado!! Happy new year!

Scott Kronabetter said...

Yes, It looks like an Avacado. Congratulations on a successful germination!!!

Garden Gnome said...

I'm certainly no expert (just a master gardener - no degree), but it looks to me like it is a citrus of some type.

Garden Gnome said...

One way you can tell for sure (if you're willing to sacrifice it) crush a leaf (or piece of a leaf) between your fingers and smell it. If it is a citrus plant (lemon, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, etc.), you'll know from the scent.

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