September 12, 2014

My First Osage Orange!

Dear Readers,

As I was making my way around the farm early yesterday morning, I came upon one of my grounds crew, Chhewang Sherpa, who had just picked an Osage orange from a tree.   It was quite exciting as this was the first fruit to be harvested from one of the many Osage orange trees we have planted here.

The Osage orange is also called hedge apple, bowwood, or bodark. I just love its wonderfully wrinkly and bumpy appearance. It kind of looks like a green brain!

Osage oranges are considered inedible because of their texture and taste, but they are fun to grow, nonetheless.

Enjoy the photos!

- Martha