What tree do these come from?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Lunachick, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
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    The closest thing my tree guide book said was a tropical............but that can't be - I'm in NJ! Anyone have a clue?
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    those are hedge apples...those trees were great using for fence posts, very HARD wood!

    We got those all over the place here in Illinois.
     
  3. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what we call 'em here in Ga too. Deer love 'em

    They seem to grow (at least here) only around old fence lines and such
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    We call them hedge trees too, but their "technical" name is Osage Orange.

    When people settled this part of Kansas they used them to divide the sections up into quarters so we have lots of hedge rows of them where I live.
     
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  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Funny I never broke one open, what is inside?
     
  6. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Thanks for the info! I did break one open and it's all fibery with a little brown bleah in the middle. [​IMG]
     
  7. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

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  8. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Of course I had to sniff it too - not much of a smell either [​IMG]
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:A nut like looking round thing. My kids use to use them to throw at each other.....they thought the partially rotted ones made the best ammo. [​IMG] We have had cows that tried to swallow them whole tho and they've gotten stuck in their thoats. Then you have to stick the garden hose down them to push it on down.....not a fun thing. Ours are loaded with apples this year which the old timers always said meant a bad, long winter.
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Is it sweet? It looks like a kiwi.

    Just wondering why the deers like them.
     

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