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9386 Congress Street Ext
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States

607.342.4953

Edible Acres is a permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different types of plants for our community and beyond!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Osage Orange

Plants for Fall 2019 Shipping

Your order placed now will be collected, carefully packaged and shipped as bare root plants as soon as we enter dormancy this fall. This normally begins mid to late October and into early November. We’ll email you shipping confirmation and tracking details as soon as they ship! Since our nursery is outdoors and based on nature our timing is dependent on the weather.

TIP: Use the tags above to help filter our offerings by characteristic (ie. click on ‘fruit’ to find any fruit bearing plants we offer, etc.) As we add more and more it is a helpful way to find a plant to fit your goals…

Osage Orange

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Osage Orange

from 8.00

Maclura Pomifera
 Osage Orange, Hedge Apple, Bodark, Monkey Ball, Mock Orange, Horse Apple. So many names for such a unique tree! One of our offerings that does not have edible parts for us, Osage Orange still definitely earns a place in our landscape. These zone 5 hardy trees have some amazing attributes… Fast growing, site adaptable, thorny as heck (hence the name “hedge” or “hedge apple” since they can make incredibly strong living walls), wood that is some of the highest BTU firewood in the Northern Hemisphere AND incredibly rot resistant… This tree has a lot going for it.

Planted in rows along boundaries, Osage has a history of being the original fence line for many old farms in our area. In fact, we collect the huge grapefruit sized (and scented!) fruits in the fall from 100+ year old hedgerows at the edges of farms in our area. Grown close together with overlapping branches, Osage can become an absolutely impenetrable wall of wood and thorns.

We are interested in it as boundary planting, living fencing, high quality firewood for our future, fence posts, beauty, speed of growth, adaptability, and the potential to graft ‘Che’ fruit onto them in our living fence. You can look up ‘Che fruit’ to get excited :)

We have smaller seedlings around 8” tall or shorter and larger seedlings at least 10” or much taller available to get your plantings started.

Size:
Can reach 40’ tall or even a little taller, and has a wide crown. Can be coppiced, pollarded and woven, etc to form various shaped fencing

Site Preference:
Enjoys full sun and can adapt to many soil conditions. We’ve seen it growing in muck soils, farm edges, woodland edges, etc. It can handle a lot of challenges and manage to grow.

Hardiness:
Zone 5-9

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