what is this?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Godsgrl, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    Hey yall! We found this on the side of the road. It fell from a tree. There were a bunch. They smell like pumpkin and pears. btw, we live in GA if that helps at all. Thanks!





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  2. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow..I have no idea, hope someone knows!!
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Can't tell real well from the pics. Is it bigger than an apple? If so, it's a horse apple. My SO calls the tree a bordark (sp?)tree.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    is it a leechee(sp?) fruit?
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:Around here horse apples are something you step in out in the horse pasture. [​IMG]
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  7. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hedge apples! Called that here in Indiana.
    Do not eat!!!!
    Some people use them for moth protection in closets, but I never tried it...
    I know the tree makes great fence posts......
     
  8. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    It's a horse apple! [​IMG] Fruit from a bois d'arc tree (aka Osage-Orange)

    They're often used for crafty type decorations and it's rumored that they assist in repelling insect pests.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osage-orange
     
  9. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Interesting whatever it is. But I have to add,, in this neck of the woods a "horse apple" is manure.
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Yeah, here too. But go look at the wiki description. There's about 10 different names for those things.
     

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