seed pod...horse apple..hedge apple

does anyone recognize this seed pod?
we found it on the side of the road in coloma ca.

a big thank you to char for the horse apple tip.
the mystery seed pod is a hedge apple
also known as a horse apple.
also know as osage-orange.
latin: maclura pomifera.


  1. we have them here and call them horse apples but I forget the proper name for them. They are some kind of inediable fruit I think.

  2. did you happen to get a picture of the nearby trees?

  3. Better Homes and Gardens had a lovely fall center piece using hedge apples a couple of months ago. I was wondering where to find them...I guess near where you live ; )


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