Update: The 2015 season is over
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.