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Maclura Pomifera (Osage Orange)
« on: February 26, 2015, 11:55:00 PM »
I have read that this is used as a rootstok for Che, Cudrania tricuspidata.

 





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Re: Maclura Pomifera (Osage Orange)
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2015, 12:57:15 AM »
Bob,

i got a plant of this from my buddy Ed....i somehow remember reading that it could withstand a mucky planting site, (maybe from FL's best fruiting plants? by Charles Boning)

but now im reading that it doesn't appreciate such conditions....

well too bad because I already planted it in one of the most mucky locations in my yard....and there is no way I'm going to dig that thorny devil up...

I will be sure to let the group know how it handles the location...

if it does well, i will want to plant a bunch of Che grafted on this  stock!
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Re: Maclura Pomifera (Osage Orange)
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2015, 01:20:24 AM »
I have seen them in low and seasonally flooded areas growing side by side with A. trilobas which love flooding. I have no idea how they will handle your area.
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Re: Maclura Pomifera (Osage Orange)
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2015, 08:17:13 AM »
I see these growing well in all types of conditions

Well drained
Flooded
Bone dry

A very tough adaptable plant. Makes a great rootstock for che.

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Re: Maclura Pomifera (Osage Orange)
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2015, 08:18:58 AM »
the lumber is nice also

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Re: Maclura Pomifera (Osage Orange)
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2015, 11:42:25 AM »
the lumber is nice also


I read that the wood makes excellent bows. As a kid it was always the worst tree to remove because of the density and strength of the wood. It will definitely eat some chainsaw blades up! And the wood burns for a very long time.
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Re: Maclura Pomifera (Osage Orange)
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2015, 03:53:08 PM »
It's also nice for mill work. How does it taste?

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Re: Maclura Pomifera (Osage Orange)
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2015, 07:12:55 PM »
It's basically the northern version of the pond-apple(A. glabra). We used them mainly to throw at each other as kids and they make a great softball in a pinch. Target practice is also a common use, firearms or arrows.
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Re: Maclura Pomifera (Osage Orange)
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2015, 05:13:48 AM »
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Re: Maclura Pomifera (Osage Orange)
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2015, 11:33:38 AM »
I purchased one of those self-fertile Che on Osage rootstock from Edible Landscaping 6 months ago and planted it. Hasn't broken bud yet.
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Re: Maclura Pomifera (Osage Orange)
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2015, 02:03:22 PM »
It's basically the northern version of the pond-apple(A. glabra). We used them mainly to throw at each other as kids and they make a great softball in a pinch. Target practice is also a common use, firearms or arrows.



I forgot to mention the common name is Hedge apple.
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