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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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 »

How to Save Osage Orange Seeds?

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 »

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 »

How do I grow Osage orange trees?

SeedsSoak your fruit in a bucket of water to soften, so you can remove the seeds.SoilDark, rich soil is best. Till the ground and mix with manure or fertilizer. Plant your seeds 8 inches deep. You ... Read More »