Posted by Gary on January 22, 2003 at 13:09:35:
In Reply to: strange yellow fruit posted by Brendan on January 03, 2003 at 22:03:32:
Brendon, Those are Osage Orange trees. The wood on them is very strong and because of this the Indians used the materials for bows and such. The seed were probably carried from area to area. When the movement west began, ranchers looked for something cheap to enclose an area. and, because the Osage Orange has thorny type growth on them they would pulverize the fruits for the seed, make a mush and trench a fence line and plant the mush of seed along the trench. When it grew up, it was almost impossible to get through it making an excellent barrier.
my cousin lives in buffalo grove(a suburb of chicago) and, around there these strange wrinkly, yellow, and round fruit grow in this one tree in his back yard. Weve seen them for years and really are'nt sure what they are. We just call them monkey oranges for some reason.I'd really like to know what they are also, I'm pretty sure they show up around late fall and, they grow high in the trees.