Uses for Osage Orange Fruit?

Answer 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 »

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What is the Osage orange tree?

The Osage orange tree is a species of the mulberry family. It can grow up to 50 feet tall. It produces large green fruit with a bumpy texture. The fruit carries a light, fragrant smell. These trees... Read More »

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 »

What eats osage orange?

The Great Plains Nature Center reports that the osage orange is eaten by squirrels that rip apart the fruit to gain access to the edible seeds inside. In addition to squirrels, cattle can also some... 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 »