crabapple wood

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Blog entry by JRS posted 03-17-2009 02:48 AM 3010 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

can some one show me what crabapple wood looks like????? please

-- John R. Stephens

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John Stegall

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#1 posted 03-17-2009 04:35 AM

Do a search for Bois D’Arc or Osage Orange. See if that is the same thing. I grew up in Central Texas and they were always known as Crab apples, but that may not be what you are calling a Crab apple.
If the “apple” does not look like this, then I have the wrong wood:

PS: Great initials!

-- jstegall

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#2 posted 03-17-2009 06:52 AM

What John Stegall has linked is what I called a milkball, monkeyball, or hedge apple growing up in Kentucky but as he pointed out it is actually Osage Orange. What I called a crabapple tree has small apples, smaller than a golf ball, that actually turned red and you could eat them although they were sour and would mess up my stomach if I ate too many. The trees looked a lot like regular apple trees from the outside and from a picture I found, it looks a lot like it on the inside too. If you go to the following site and look at the third picture down, third board from the right, it is listed as crabapple.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#3 posted 03-17-2009 04:16 PM

The one thing I remember from childhood is those things hurt when my brother flung them at me. We also called them hedge apples and horse apples. Google finds almost anything.

-- jstegall

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#4 posted 03-17-2009 05:01 PM

A true crabapple tree is from the genus Malus and is one of many species of apple, and produces small (usually red) fruit. The squirrels love to clean all the fruit off the tree in our yard! Bois D’Arc is another name for Osage Orange, which is genus Maclura pomifera.

I’ve cut some branches from our tree and it looks a lot like other apple wood. This link shows a decent picture.

-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches

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