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Old 09-05-2018, 08:18 PM
 
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Does anyone know what kind of fruit is this? Is it edible?
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Old 09-05-2018, 08:54 PM
 
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It's an Osage orange aka 'horse apple'.
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Old 09-05-2018, 09:13 PM
 
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Hedge apple. Nope. Not edible. Not in Mississippi, anyway! They grow all around N. MS.
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Old 09-06-2018, 12:44 AM
 
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Hedge Apple...Maclura Pomifera, as said above not recommended for eating.
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Osage Orange / Horse Apple / Monkey Ball
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Old 09-06-2018, 07:43 AM
 
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Thanks for all input.
Regards,
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Old 09-06-2018, 05:50 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Rumored to be disliked by spiders. Old wives' tale that putting Osage oranges in a basement will drive the spiders out. I don't know if it works or not.
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Old 09-06-2018, 05:55 PM
 
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The wood of the tree is well regarded in some areas for some types of uses. So much so, I don't tell anyone where I see osage oranges.

The fruit does make a nice decoration.
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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The wood of the tree is well regarded in some areas for some types of uses. So much so, I don't tell anyone where I see osage oranges.

The fruit does make a nice decoration.
They were often planted for future use as fenceposts, as the wood lasts for a long time in the earth.
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Old 09-06-2018, 09:38 PM
 
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Supposedly, you can eat the seeds (soak the fruit until the seeds can be separated more easily).

Yes, the wood is used for fenceposts, as well as bows, clubs, and tomahawk handles by the Osage Indians. It is that an Osage wood bow was worth either a horse or a good-looking squaw.
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Old 09-07-2018, 02:32 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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They smell like orange, but spoil quickly. Ive heard they repel spiders also.
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