Moses Hedge Balls - Osage Orange Wood

Osage Orange, Hedge Apple, Hedge Balls, Horse Apple, Monkey Ball, or Bodock Maclura Pomiferais, Hales Bug Repel

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Uses of Hedge

The wood of the Hedge or Bodark Treeis the hardest wood found in North America. It is a very hard and rot resistant wood. Great for Bonsi Home Trees

Hedge Ball, Orange Apple


Properties of Hedge Fruit


Osage Orange Wood

The dried wood yields the highest BTUs when burned as firewood. It’s “the closest to a piece of coal as you can get.


Hedge Apples are thought to be an insect, spider, and mouse repellent if left in an area while still green. Many people swear by them.

Oscage Orange Hedge - Hale's Bug Repel

Hedge Ball - Osage Orange Oil is a rate oil used for lots of things..

Bodark Wood For Sale Hedge Wood

The wood is used to make musical instruments, artwork, and fancy pens because of its pretty yellow color.

Hedge Wood Products


Orange Apples

Features and Uses

Spider Repelant - Decoraction - Great Smell .- Healing Properties - Hard Wood - Great for Projects - Fence Posts - Walking Sticks -, Bows, Smoking Chips - Fire Wood - Carving Wood -

  • Burning the Hedge Apples makes all kinds of sparks and crackles, like a little fireworks display.
  • Osage Oranges are in the Mulberry Family (Moraceae). Most of them have milky sap like the Hedge Apple, but the bumelias and the Hedge Apple are the only thorny trees with milky sap in the Central and Eastern US.
  • It is dioecius (having male and female plants), and you only get the Hedge Apples on the female tree.
  • The bark is orange-brown with tight furrows.
  • Hedge Apples have a lot of great nicknames: Hedge Balls, Horse Balls, Green Brains, Monkey Balls, and Mock Orange.



Osage Orange, Hedge Apple,  Horse Apple, Monkey Ball, or Bodock Maclura Pomiferais

Fun Facts

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  • Wood is tough as nails
  • It was planted to make cattle fences before the barbed wire boom in 1874. It was pruned “horse high, bull strong, and hog tight” to keep horses from jumping over, bulls from trudging through, and hogs from wiggling in.
  • It has been used for primitive archery bows because of it’s strength, and the colloquial names Bodock or Bodarc come from the French bois d’arc, meaning bow.
  • Boiling the wood chips yields yellow dye.
  • The bark yields tannin.
  • .Highest in rot resistance wood without additives.
  • Hedge wood is the closest to a piece of coal as you can get.
  • Harps from Osage Orange because he believes it is the most dimensionally stable of all woods when aged and placed under strain.
  • Folklore provides numerous claims that hedgeapples are repellent to insects and spiders. The fruit of the osage orange has been placed in households for ages.
  • The Hedgeapple's average lifespan in an cool environment is 2-3 months. They can develop spots.
  • .Average weight 1 LB.per Hedg Ball. The outside skin is similar to orange peels.



Order (Maclura Pomifera Fruit) Products from our online store

Hedge Balls Fruit All Natural

Price includes Shipping, Product and Packaging. (USA 48 Only)
4 Hedgeballs $16.95
7 Hedgeballs $23.99

10 Hedgeballs $28.95


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Osage Orange Wood

Hedge Wood Blocks
Hedge Posts
Hedge Logs

Hedge Sticks Canes


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3 oz Dried Fruit
6 oz Dried Fruit
Hedge Wood Chips


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Osage Orange Hale's Bug Repel Potient

Hale's Bug Repel l 1 ounce
Hale's Bug Repel 2 Ounce

Hales Bug Repel 6 Ounce


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Contact Us

Moses Hedge Balls

P: (515)782-9263


Fun Hedge Facts

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About Us

Our Hedge Ball farm is located in southern Iowa .

We have hundreds and hundreds of Hedge Trees


Our Trees are old and new.

No chemicals are used on our trees.