Post by philagardener on Apr 17, 2017 18:02:24 GMT -5
T is going to have fresh fruit in SH. I've got trees locally that set fruit, but at this point they all have broken down and I don't know if I can locate any seeds the squirrels haven't gotten (quite the delicacy, apparently). I'll check around and see if I can find anything left. Later in our season is a better bet.
Post by philagardener on Jul 29, 2017 5:57:06 GMT -5
I'm keeping my eyes open for you. A road crew cleared a line of them that was around the corner, but I know of another fence row I will check. They tend to mature/drop late Fall here. I've examined fruit from isolated trees that don't seem to contain seeds, so I believe finding a small stand (male and female plants are separate) is best and hopefully will get you some genetic diversity.
reed, some folks drop the fruit in water and let it break down to get the seeds. If you can break it up as it softens, that should hasten things along. www.gpnc.org/osage.htm
I think it will be a little while till they are ready here. I never really paid much attention to them but bunches always drop off in the road not far away and get squashed by passing cars. I just figured I would stop and grab some when ever that happens.
Nothing ruins a neighborhood like paved roads and water lines.