Teenager Judith Mackay is claiming a record for her sky-high avocado plant.
In four years the plant has grown from a seed to almost nine feet tall and has taken over the foyer at Denny High School.
The avocado stone was given to Judith (17) as a good luck charm for her second year exams.
‘‘It worked because I passed all my exams,’’ she said.
‘‘It just lay in my pencil case for several months. My biology teacher suggested I soak it in water and then plant it.’’
Within a few weeks a small shoot appeared and, like Topsy, it just ‘‘growed and growed’’.
Now Judith, of Allan Crescent, Dunipace, has a problem, whether to move the giant plant and risk it dying or leave it where it is.’’