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    12 / 22 / 2015

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The tree is about 25 feet tall, 16 inches in diameter, color of inner bark is yellowish-orange. It has very large fruits, larger than a softball, which are aromatic and not unpleasant but the taste is bitter, not good. Someone suggested that it is a “membrillo” which grows in Argentina! There were hundreds on the ground just before Christmas.


  • jake12121212 Master Identifier says:

    Thanks Everyone, You are correct . So I will not be making jelly from the fruits then!

    December 28th, 2015 at 10:50am

  • BioBill Apprentice says:

    Definitely Osage Orange. The name Bodark also applies, a mispronunciation of Bois d’arc. French for “bow wood”. Some branches grow curved like a bow and are VERY strong and resilient. The fruit is used along the Texas Gulf coast as a roach repellent in attics and closets.

    December 26th, 2015 at 8:40am

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    Looks like an Osage orange. Maclura pomifera, also known as a hedge apple, horse apple, monkey ball, bodark or bodock. Fairly common when I was younger but I don’t see them so much any more. The sticky sap can be a skin irritant. I’ve read that they can be useful but most people find them to be a nuisance tree, very messy and a pain to clean up.

    December 25th, 2015 at 4:24am

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