Mutant avocado seedling

mossinajarNovember 25, 2013

This avocado pit was sitting in water for a few months, it seemed healthy until it generated these strange white nodules that look like a cross between leaves and flower petals. The seedling has since been potted but there are no signs of leaves and the white nodules are slowly turning brown and falling off. It was getting a fair bit of light throughout the sprouting process.

Has an avocado seedling ever done this to anyone?

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Ohiofem(6a Ohio)

Nothing about that photo looks like any avocado plant I've ever seen. Did it ever have leaves? If those are the leaves, I wonder if it has been irradiated or struck by a virus. Little shop of horrors territory, maybe?

    Bookmark   November 26, 2013 at 9:25PM
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AvocadoQuestion

I have one exactly the same and posted on reddit today. Got some interesting responses. http://www.reddit.com/r/whatsthisplant/comments/1umz7l/this_avocado_plant_is_unlike_any_ive_grown_before/

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 7:02PM
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Ohiofem(6a Ohio)

Wow! That is fascinating. I am wondering if the growers of these Haas avocados did something to the seeds (or parent plants) to cause that in order to protect their hybrid? For those who couldn't follow AvacadoQuestion's link, it's linked below. It's really interesting. If mossinajar is still following this thread, I'd love to hear how this plant has fared.

Here is a link that might be useful: Weird avocado plant

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 8:36PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Here's the thread mossinajar started on the House Plant Forum about this seedling. It think the mystery was pretty much solved there.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mutant avocado seedling

    Bookmark   January 9, 2014 at 4:49PM
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