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Justin DeVico
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Location: northwest vermont zone 4
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2 questions I'm looking for Osage orange hedge row apples.

1. I live in zone 4 but close to zone 5 in northern Vermont, will they grow here?

2. Anyone willing so send me a few apples if I'm willing to pay shipping?

Thank you for your time,
-justin.
 
R Scott
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Location: Kansas Zone 6a
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https://treeshrubseeds.com/specieslist?id=722&a=1&ID=&ID2=0&genus=&species=&origin=&common=osage&plantuse=&cold=&warm=&growth=&treatment=&vegetation=&native=&leaf=&flower=&planttype=&height=&nitrogen=&year=&submit=Search

According to these guys, yes. They will need protection to establish and probably protection from winter winds. Even here they do not grow well if out in the wind.

Remind me in the fall and I can send a few apples, but that link I gave you is so cheap I am going to order from them just so I don't have to clean the apples next year.
 
Dan Boone
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I sent a few boxes of apples and a few packets of seed to people last winter after the apples softened enough to break them down for seeds. http://www.permies.com/t/33425/trees/Osage-Orange-seeds But R. Scott is right, that commercial source of seed is so cheap it hardly seems worth the effort unless folks specifically want seeds from my bioregion, in which case they are probably local and can grab their own. Certainly buying seed from that link is cheaper than paying shipping on whole apples.
 
Justin DeVico
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Location: northwest vermont zone 4
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Thank your for the reply...I do live in sort of a wind tunnel. So I may stick with some black locust instead. I was hoping for some bow making stock as well. I'll still try some for sure.
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://richsoil.com/email
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