Update: The 2013
season is over
The 2013 season is over. The
last of the Hedge
Apples were ruined by the recent cold snap we had which softens and
destroys them. We start taking pre-orders for the 2014
season in July and normally start shipping in August or
September depending on the weather. The season normally
ends around late October or the first hard frost.
Orange Fruit for sale here are handpicked fresh from the
fence-row Osage Orange trees on our 162 acre working farm in
South West PA. These trees were planted generations ago to
create fence rows and we harvest the fruit each year for a
variety of reasons. The Osage Orange Fruit is commonly referred
to as Hedge Apples, Monkey Balls, and Mock Oranges.
use chemical pesticides on our farm and we only handpick the
fruit after you place your order. We ship Priority Mail within
one day of receiving your order.
stuff as many hedge apples as we can into the Priority
Mail flat-rate boxes. Typically this is between 10 and 20
depending on the size of the fruit and box size. The hedge apples vary in
size from baseball to softball size. All hedge apples are
hand selected for the best quality and are always picked
straight from the trees on same day of shipping, plus we clean
them in spring water before packaging.
use of the fruit is for a natural insect repellent, but
homesteaders also use the fruit to dye clothing and wool. The
fruit is known to repel all types of insects including spiders,
ants, and crickets. You can place them in your crawl space, in
your basement; anywhere you have a bug or insect issue. If
placed indoors, place them on a saucer or paper plate as they
have a milky sap that can seep out over time. They can also be
used for decoration. Place them in a basket for a nice green
center piece. Cut them in half and hollow them out to be used as
a candle holder. We would like to thank Babs Richman who
sent us some wonderful pictures of the hedge apples she received
from us. You can see those pictures on her blog at:
If you have
any questions, please feel free to contact us and thank you for
viewing our site.
Option One - Priority Mail Medium
Flat Rate Box.
$19.99 plus $10 Shipping and
Option Two - Priority Mail Large Flat
$24.99 plus $15 Shipping and
You can pay
by PayPal using the "Buy Now" buttons above, or mail us a USPS Money Order, or credit card over the phone.
If you want to pay by credit card over the phone, send us an
email with your phone number and someone will call you back
within 8 business hours for your credit card number. If
you want to pay online, please use the "Buy Now" button below.
Credit cards are processed through our other business, so your
credit card statement will show TREDDS LLC as the merchant.