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Date Photo Taken: October 10, 2010
Location: Jones Co. Georgia
Posted By: rickheflin


My wife and I found these growing along a stream in rural Jones County, GA. They appeared to be growing on a vine and had some wicked thorns! They have a strong citrus smell.


  1. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    see my website notes on trifoliate orange

    October 11th, 2010 at 12:50 pm
  2. AliceTNT Unregistered says:

    These make really good secure borders! Ha ha… I can’t think of ONE thing (other than a tank) that could… or WOULD try to get through that thing’s thorns. Thick as molasses and WILL flatten your tractor’s tires.

    October 12th, 2010 at 2:17 pm
  3. Kitty Unregistered says:

    I have this too – it’s a large bush with massive thorns, reminds me of the crown of thorns they put on Jesus’ head. My bush is approx. 11 ft. tall and approx 9 ft. in width. It has white blossoms in the spring. I have little plants starting all around the main one – probably from the numerous seeds found within the one fruit. I too would like to know what it’s name is – have done quite a bit of searching in books I have but can’t find it anywhere.

    October 12th, 2010 at 2:58 pm
  4. Brian Unregistered says:

    I have these trorny huge shrubs growing on my land and never seen it before.Its gotta be good for something.Do animals such as deer eat this fruit?

    October 31st, 2013 at 8:52 pm
  5. gk Registered says:

    Most often young citrus trees have super intense thorns, really long, really annoying. it is just their way of protecting themselves when they are young and shrubby. Open one and confirm whether or not it is a citrus?

    May 22nd, 2016 at 1:27 am

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