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Hedge Apple Market #7019326
10/16/20 08:45 PM
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Someone shared this on another board I'm a member of. I'm not affiliated with or have ever done business with this company, I just thought I would share this for those in the area that might be interested. My back can't even imagine picking up a ton of these things.

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Re: Hedge Apple Market [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #7019345
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Interesting and I'm not interested. One ton......that's a lot of pickin up.

Re: Hedge Apple Market [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #7019349
10/16/20 09:07 PM
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That's 10 to 50 cents per osage orange. I've seen places where you could make decent money on them at those prices.

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Re: Hedge Apple Market [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #7019358
10/16/20 09:19 PM
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What are they use for?


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Re: Hedge Apple Market [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #7019360
10/16/20 09:21 PM
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What in the world is a hedgeball


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Re: Hedge Apple Market [Re: Bob] #7019368
10/16/20 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob
What in the world is a hedgeball

I always heard them called hedge apples. The fruit of the Osage orange tree, nicknamed hedge.
Dennis


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Re: Hedge Apple Market [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #7019373
10/16/20 09:51 PM
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I pick up a few every year and scatter them around the house, especially the basement, keeps the spiders out during the winter. Sounds strange but it really works.

Re: Hedge Apple Market [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #7019375
10/16/20 09:55 PM
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An Iowa chemist is extracting the seeds and making a cosmetic oil called pomifera oil. It is sold in the cosmetic industry for 85 dollars a half ounce.

Re: Hedge Apple Market [Re: Paul D. Heppner] #7019432
10/16/20 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul D. Heppner
I pick up a few every year and scatter them around the house, especially the basement, keeps the spiders out during the winter. Sounds strange but it really works.

Myth: "Hedge apples" (Osage orange fruit) or horse chestnuts can be used to repel spiders.
Fact: The story that the fruit of the Osage orange tree (also called hedge apple, monkey ball, or spider ball) can repel or ward off spiders turns out to be extremely widespread in Midwestern states, where the trees are common. Details vary, but in general it seems that people put these aromatic fruits around their walls in fall to "keep spiders from coming in." Since house spiders don't actually come in from outside, of course this works just fine, but there is no evidence that spiders are repelled by Osage oranges. They live on the trees and even make webs on the fallen fruit. What's more, spiders seldom show any sign of being able to detect airborne odors!

In some versions of the story, the repellent effect has been transferred from spiders to cockroaches, mosquitoes, chicken mites, or mice. Since squirrels regularly chew through these fruits to get the tasty seeds inside, a rodent repellent effect seems pretty unlikely. A recent study did find some cockroach repellency in a purified extract from the fruit – but not in the whole fruit.

https://www.burkemuseum.org/collect...%20(,where%20the%20trees%20are%20common.

Re: Hedge Apple Market [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #7019434
10/16/20 11:35 PM
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Kids around here gather them by the truck load and toss them on the teacher's lawns at home coming time, while TPing. lol

Re: Hedge Apple Market [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #7019447
10/17/20 12:13 AM
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Hy-Vee, a regional grocery store chain based out of Iowa, usually sells them up here in Sioux Falls in the fall. I have a friend in sw MO and we've talked about in the past running a pick-up load up from his property to have me sell locally. The problem is there seems to be a time disconnect of when say Hy-Vee is selling hedge balls here and when he thinks they are ripe and able to be picked up down in sw MO. Maybe we'll figure it out for next year...


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Re: Hedge Apple Market [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #7019463
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We’ve got hedge balls out the wazoo here but sure seems like a hard way to make $200

Re: Hedge Apple Market [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #7019483
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so your talking about horse chestnut ??

Re: Hedge Apple Market [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #7019489
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no, it is osage orange. Otherwise known as Bois D'ark.


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Re: Hedge Apple Market [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #7019490
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They are common in southern Iowa but a rarity in central Iowa.

Re: Hedge Apple Market [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #7019540
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Originally Posted by TurkeyWrangler
Someone shared this on another board I'm a member of. I'm not affiliated with or have ever done business with this company, I just thought I would share this for those in the area that might be interested. My back can't even imagine picking up a ton of these things.

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Most people would pick them up one at a time......makes it easier on the back. laugh laugh
Fox squirrels eat the heck out of them.


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Re: Hedge Apple Market [Re: rex123] #7019548
10/17/20 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by rex123
An Iowa chemist is extracting the seeds and making a cosmetic oil called pomifera oil. It is sold in the cosmetic industry for 85 dollars a half ounce.

I didnt think Iowa had any chemists shocked


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Re: Hedge Apple Market [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #7019561
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I know of three spots with Osage orange trees in the two counties near me. Each patch has only 3 or 4 trees. All three are along the edge of a field or unimproved road. I always assumed they were used for hedge rows along farm fields since that where they seem to be.

I have also seen one other tree in another county. Unusual tree here. We call the fruit "Osage oranges". Tried to cut one in half with my pocket knife. The sap in the fruit is so sticky I couldn't get the glue off my knife blade. Even soap and water struggled to get it off. Turns out native Americans used it for glue.
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Re: Hedge Apple Market [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #7019565
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Seems to me you're looking at collecting 1000-1200 hedge apples to make $200 and then you have to deliver them?

I know where a LOT of them are but I think you're looking at less than $10 per hour, no thanks.

Re: Hedge Apple Market [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #7019570
10/17/20 08:02 AM
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If you had something like a modified golf ball picker and an orchard or two full of themit might be worth while

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