[NAFEX] Che on Osage Orange
lreich at hvc.rr.com
Thu Dec 2 12:00:28 EST 2004
Yes, che can be very thorny, especially in its youth. For more on che,
a tasty fruit something like a combination of fig and mulberry (both
relatives), see my new book Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden.
On Dec 2, 2004, at 10:45 AM, Lucky Pittman wrote:
> At 10:28 AM 12/2/2004 -0500, David wrote:
>> >From experience, I would change this advice a bit by recommending
>> the grafts onto osage orange be low, near the ground. Osage orange
>> wood has prominent strong sharp spines, whereas che wood has no
>> spines at all.
> I'll agree with you on that count, that scions from mature, fruiting
> Che are thornless, but Deb was indicating a desire for some thorns in
> the mix, and I figured she could get both by high-working the OO to
> I've not seen it, but have heard reports that seedling Che is VERY
> thorny, and suckers profusely to form a nearly-impenetrable forest of
> thorny stems.
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