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Andreas Gia

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Osage Orange interest: fruits or seeds
« on: October 07, 2020, 03:43:08 PM »
Hello, just throwing this out here, would anyone be interested in fresh Osage orange fruit or seeds?

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Re: Osage Orange interest: fruits or seeds
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2020, 04:47:44 PM »
Osage orange is a great rootstock for che...Other than that, it makes a great baseball ;)
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Re: Osage Orange interest: fruits or seeds
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2020, 08:53:57 PM »
Or small bowling ball. You could use them as paperweights as well

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Re: Osage Orange interest: fruits or seeds
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2020, 09:43:02 PM »
No No A Haloween Decoration
I have some dried still after 6 or more years it looks different every year more shrunken like a dried monkey brain or something
One I have dried Big but with density like styrofoam lightweight too..

I actually believe these to keep out roaches (and spiders) We do not have them ,
but I saw something, and am convinced ,  but it is a long story.
 (about traveling, and roaches getting into stuff or buying stuff with roaches )

A lot of Centipede (picture below) do lay their eggs in them though or eat them (good for eating garden pests)
A lot of baby new born ones were coming out of the rotten ones by my stuff out side this spring I mean a lot.
(has nothing to do with my story of a repellent )

I think a cool redish brick like color could be made from the rotten fruit as well never tried a mortar on it though.

I have some too in Northern IL. (-20 F)
would like some in TX or Louisiana for che rootstock far south (new Orleans Louisiana or NOLA)



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Re: Osage Orange interest: fruits or seeds
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2020, 09:52:35 PM »
My New Orleans Friends would probably like a stout tree
this is why osage orange is used Che on it's own roots is suppose to sucker  lot

this makes me wonder though
IS this just one of those things spread all over the internet , and actually not true? (is this a copy/paste thing)

First people want to prune trees short into a bush
then a tall tree like Osage they want to use for rootstock.

I have always wondered will have to ask around.
I wonder if you train the trees to a solid couple tree trunks if it will matter in the long run.

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Re: Osage Orange interest: fruits or seeds
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2020, 11:06:59 PM »
I need seeds, pretty desperately.  I was stratifying them in moist peat and someone threw them out or something.  I ordered another 500 from treeseeds.com in September and they never arrived, and even after I contacted them they still are not here.

I graft che onto them and would love to have some for spring 2021.  Its a longshot at this point, but maybe a heated mat and growing in controlled enviornment....

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Re: Osage Orange interest: fruits or seeds
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2020, 08:30:47 AM »
How much are you selling the seeds for? Might be interested in a handful. Good tree for hardwood posts etc. Also would want to graft che to a few someday.
Trying to grow it all!

 

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