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Hikerhead
2003-02-02, 11:27
A very odd looking and heavy fruit that looks somewhat like and an orange.

Hog On Ice
2003-02-02, 18:40
Sometimes found on large shrubs that have very wicked thorns - Osage Orange was used at one time to make a hedge row that even HOGS would not go through. There are these days domesticated varieties of Osage Orange that do not have the thorns but I think the original is a much more interesting plant. I think the wood was also once used for bows - a tough wood.

SGT Rock
2003-02-02, 18:43
Is this one?

http://www.whiteblaze.net/gallery/data/513/132dena_found_somthing_1-25-03-med.jpg

DebW
2003-02-02, 21:01
Yes.

Hikerhead
2003-02-02, 21:13
Thanks Rock, I tried to pull that picture over but couldn't figure out a way to do it.

DebW desrves the credit for identifying this.

Heck, I didn't know what it was.

Uncle Wayne
2003-02-04, 04:00
I've seen cattle eat these things. Old timers believe if you'll throw these things under your house, it'll run the spiders and creepy things outside. Never tried it myself.

Hikerhead
2003-02-04, 08:57
I've seen them being sold at the Farmers Market for a buck claiming to keep bugs away. There might be some truth to this.

SGT Rock
2003-02-04, 10:01
I did some google searches, and aparently it is a documented fact that it repells bugs.