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Looking for Osage Orange seeds

 
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Hi all!

I'm looking for anybody who owns land (farmers, ranchers, BLM etc.) where I can pick some Osage Orange Hedge Apples for the seeds. I am willing to drive up to 8 - 12 hours away. I live in eastern Colorado. Any ideas?

Thank you.
 
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https://mdc12.mdc.mo.gov/Applications/TreeSeedling/Home/ProductDetails/52

Two year old seedlings that ship in the spring, your choice of dates. I'm in Missouri and close enough to drive so I always choose pick-up but as a test, I went almost all the way through checkout one time and put in a fake, out of state address and the system didn't seem to mind. I've never seen any stipulation as to out of state people buying.

Quantity Price Per Seedling
10        $0.90
25-75 $0.44
100(+) $0.36

They do have handling fees and of course shipping.
 
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John Pollard wrote:https://mdc12.mdc.mo.gov/Applications/TreeSeedling/Home/ProductDetails/52

Two year old seedlings that ship in the spring, your choice of dates. I'm in Missouri and close enough to drive so I always choose pick-up but as a test, I went almost all the way through checkout one time and put in a fake, out of state address and the system didn't seem to mind. I've never seen any stipulation as to out of state people buying.

Quantity Price Per Seedling
10        $0.90
25-75 $0.44
100(+) $0.36

They do have handling fees and of course shipping.



I just tried to put in an order and it won't accept my zip code. If you want to pick them up and mail them to me, I'm happy to pay you to do it, and for shipping.   I'll take 500 😊
 
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I’d ship a box full of Osage oranges if I could. They’re all over the ground out here!
 
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The MDC site usually says that they take out of state orders but charge extra shipping. You probably can order with a phone call.
 
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Ken W Wilson wrote:The MDC site usually says that they take out of state orders but charge extra shipping. You probably can order with a phone call.



Thanks, I'll give it a try.
 
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i bought my Osage Orange (pomifara) seeds from:
J.L. Hudson, Seedsman P.O. Box 337 La Honda, CA  94020-337
Established 1911
 
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with the state seedling programs I've found if you call them, all the folks at different states I called were very nice and helpful and basic rules for most are trees need to be planted in the ground for at least one year and instate orders are filled first and if any left over they will ship out of state. prices can't be beat, I bought fruit and nut trees for $1 or less each, compared to commercial nursery at  $25 each for some of the varieties I got, and almost are still alive except for some that seemed to succumb to record flooding in February and march
 
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bruce Fine wrote:with the state seedling programs I've found if you call them, all the folks at different states I called were very nice and helpful and basic rules for most are trees need to be planted in the ground for at least one year and instate orders are filled first and if any left over they will ship out of state. prices can't be beat, I bought fruit and nut trees for $1 or less each, compared to commercial nursery at  $25 each for some of the varieties I got, and almost are still alive except for some that seemed to succumb to record flooding in February and march



Wow what state is doing $1 fruit trees? That’s incredible!
 
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Well, I did find an area in Southern Nebraska that has some trees but I think I will just go ahead and order from the MDC. I've always had them as a last resort, its just that I wanted to try my hands at getting the seed for free. I even called a few farmers in Kansas who have the trees on their land but was met with suspicion as to collecting the seed so I'll probably just save the heartache and buy them online. Of all of the state nurseries out there, MDC seems the most user friendly to me. I appreciate all of the helpful answers! :)
 
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Michael Adams wrote:

bruce Fine wrote:with the state seedling programs I've found if you call them, all the folks at different states I called were very nice and helpful and basic rules for most are trees need to be planted in the ground for at least one year and instate orders are filled first and if any left over they will ship out of state. prices can't be beat, I bought fruit and nut trees for $1 or less each, compared to commercial nursery at  $25 each for some of the varieties I got, and almost are still alive except for some that seemed to succumb to record flooding in February and march



Wow what state is doing $1 fruit trees? That’s incredible!



Wisconsin does plum trees for a buck or so each. They are native plums, pretty small, but very good tasting.  You can also get hazel nuts and a lot of other native trees.
 
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Trace Oswald wrote:

Michael Adams wrote:

bruce Fine wrote:with the state seedling programs I've found if you call them, all the folks at different states I called were very nice and helpful and basic rules for most are trees need to be planted in the ground for at least one year and instate orders are filled first and if any left over they will ship out of state. prices can't be beat, I bought fruit and nut trees for $1 or less each, compared to commercial nursery at  $25 each for some of the varieties I got, and almost are still alive except for some that seemed to succumb to record flooding in February and march



Wow what state is doing $1 fruit trees? That’s incredible!



Wisconsin does plum trees for a buck or so each. They are native plums, pretty small, but very good tasting.  You can also get hazel nuts and a lot of other native trees.



That is awesome, wish my provincial government had the incentive and brains to implement a program like this!
 
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I've bought seeds from Schumacher: https://www.treeshrubseeds.com/specieslist?id=722&ID2=1&g=m and a 1 pound bag must have had thousands of seeds. As I sowed them at the wrong time of year in a dry area and then left, I assume the birds and rodents enjoyed the seeds as I never saw anything when I came back. I've grown some black locust seeds from the same place to later plant the seedlings and the germination rate was over 90% for those so I expect the OO seeds would have been fine if I had done anything correctly the first time.
 
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