October 26, 2017

The Osage Oranges at My Farm

Autumn is the best time to see those warty, wrinkly looking fruits called Osage oranges, and this year, I have a good number of them growing at my farm.

The Osage orange, Maclura pomifera, is actually not an orange at all, and is more commonly known as a hedge apple, horse apple, bowwood, yellow-wood or bodark. These distinctly ugly, almost otherworldly-looking fruits are considered inedible because of the texture and taste, but they are very interesting and fun to grow.

Enjoy these photos.