Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Osage Orange Seedlings

After reading that it made good carving wood, and good firewood, I bought some osage orange seeds from the national auction website. They produce a green orange shaped fruit. Not edible.

Day X+0: No idea when the seeds were planted out. Here they are in the rightmost lowest 10 segmented tray.

Seedling placement, front deck - 2014-01-13 - Osage Orange, Chili

Day X+75: And planted out in pots. The broken glass was from a rabbit or hare that must have jumped on the cover pane over night. They are still in the pots now, and look a bit bigger, but have lost leaf for winter.

Osage Orange - 01 - 2014-03-29 - 80

I've since read an anecdote by someone who attempted to deal with some of these trees. He reported that the thorns made doing anything a painful activity.

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