How to Save Osage Orange Seeds?

Answer The osage-orange, bois d'arc or hedgeapple tree (Maclura pomifera) is native to southern Oklahoma and North Texas. Historically the trees were planted close together, then trained into a thorny hed... Read More »

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Can you split an osage orange?

You can divide osage orange fruit into sections or you can split the wood of the osage orange tree. To section the fruit, use a very sharp knife. Split the wood with an axe and wedges for use as fe... Read More »

Where can osage orange be grown?

Osage-orange grows naturally in the states of Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas, according to the USDA Forest Service. However, osage-orange has been planted and grown in each of the 48 states excluding... Read More »

Uses for Osage Orange Fruit?

Indigenous to northern Texas and the Red River Valley in southern Oklahoma, the Osage orange, or "hedgeapple," (Maclura pomifera), is called a "bodark" in France. Related to the mulberry tree, only... Read More »

How do I propagate osage orange trees?

SeedsSeparate the seeds from the fruit. Drop the fruit into a bucket of water and allow it to soften, then extract the seed. If you are taking the seeds from fruit that is fully ripe and has fallen... Read More »