hedge balls

Don Staples dstaples at livingston.net
Fri Oct 17 17:58:41 EST 1997


Darin Burleigh wrote:
> 
> explorer at isd.net wrote:
> >
> > Can anyone give information on Subject, or tell me where to go to get info.
> >
> > Understand is a product of California.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Explorer
> 
> Are you referring to osage oranges? aka hedge apples?
> aka ugly fruit?
> fruit is are big bright green balls, with 'brain-like' folds.
> if so, I think the latin name is Maclura. my understanding is
> they were originally native to US southwest, grown by farmers
> as fencing.


 Maclura pomifera, to be exact.
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Don Staples

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