Osage Orange Seeds

(Maclura pomifera) Perennial. 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.


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.



For best results, sow seeds outdoors in Fall.  If sowing indoors…

SEED PRETREATMENT: Soak seeds in water for 48 hours, replace water after 24 hours. Mix seeds with a moistened grow medium equal to 3-4 times seed volume. Place in a plastic bag, covered tray/cells or container.

STRATIFICATION: 30 days cold/moist (5°C). Place plastic bag with seeds and soil in your refrigerator, preferably in a veggie crisper. Inspect periodically for moisture and early germination

POST-STRATIFICATION: Sow stratified seeds 3/8”. Alternating soil temperatures during the day (30°C) and night (20°C) aids germination. Water evenly and regularly.

GERMINATION: When all previously mentioned requirements are fulfilled, germination generally occurs in 40-60 days.

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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.

  • $4.99

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