Wednesday, October 26, 2011

O is for Osage

O is for Osage Orange which I know little to nothing about...

however my friend's artist husband evidently found them interesting enough to paint. The painting hung on the guestroom wall when we stayed there overnight and I happened to snap a picture. (It was one that caught my eye online and there it was for real, right in my room!)

I did a little googling and found the fruits of the Osage orange are also known as "hedge apples." This little bit of information jogged my memory. A fellow blogger once wrote about "hedge apples" so I went back and looked it up on her blog and there they were! Evidently they smell much better than black walnuts...

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10 comments:

  1. this was a great post for the letter O

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  2. I wonder if they are named for the Osage Native Americans.. see how PC I can get..that does stand for Politically Correct right?
    I have never sniffed one..

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  3. I have heard some people use osage oranges to deter spiders and box elder beetles. I have no idea if they really do though.

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  4. Judi, you are good. :)
    I suppose one is named for the other no matter which way it goes.

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  5. Oh yeah, we have hedge apples here...but I've never heard them called osage oranges!

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  6. I don't think we have orange hedge Osage apples around here...

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  7. talk about mixing apples and oranges!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  8. BEautiful painting! Worth a possible trip!

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  9. One of my former cleaning customers used to put them in a bowl to decorate in the fall.

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