Osage Orange Seeds

(Maclura pomifera) Zones 4-10.

This prickly plant is awesome for living borders! The tree grows to 30 feet and grown as a thick hedge it can keep livestock in the pen, or deer out of your garden. Ideal for woven fences, but wear heavy gloves while working with these thorns!

Decorative fruit is inedible, however the seeds can be roasted and eaten as one might use sunflower seeds.

The wood of Osage Orange is rot resistance and unappealing to wood-boring insects, making it ideal for long lasting building projects.

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Cold Hardiness: Zones 4 - 10

Edible: Yes,  roasted seeds

SizeMedium - Large

Growth RateMedium - Fast

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: Yes

Germination: 60 - 80%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Preference: Moist, humus soil, however tolerant of many soil types.

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GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

- Soak Seeds 24 hrs. Follow 30 days cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Start Your Tree Seeds".

*If you are doing the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 30 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner.*

- Plant stratified seeds in pots or a nursery bed using standard potting soil. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 

 *Excited about growing Fruit Trees from seed? Learn more HERE.*

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Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.

  • $3.99



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