Osage Orange

Osage Orange, Macular pomifera

Osage Orange, Macular pomifera


On a walk at the PGT this time of year you might come across some lime-colored softball sized fruits. They come from the Osage Orange tree. The fruits are heavy and solid and tend to last all winter until the squirrels chew them apart.
The Osage Orange wood is the hardest and most rot resistant wood that occurs here. I’m told it was prized by Native Americans for making bows.

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