Monday, December 19, 2011

Funny Sign and a Question for Folks

Here's the funniest sign I've ever seen, and it was at my local Hancock Fabrics:



I just wish the fest was for the OTHER kind of fleece. Not the kind made of petrochemicals.

And now here's my question for you guys.

My father-in-law has a tree that drops fruit that looks an awful lot like tennis balls with warts. Here's a picture of one:



Does anyone know what this fruit is? Is it edible? We have a bazillion of them every summer. Please tell me they're "the super-delicious avocados of the South."

Anyone?

5 comments:

Jessica said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maclura_pomifera#Uses

Doesn't seem promising...

KRGP said...

Okay, that's horrible! Here's what I read

"The milky juice present in the stems and fruit of the Osage-orange may cause irritation to the skin. While the fruit have been suspected of being poisonous to livestock, studies conducted in several states have been negative. However, the fruit may cause death in ruminants by lodging in the esophagus and preventing eructation or release of ruminal gases."

Really? Rash and Gases? Gross!

http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/1997/10-10-1997/hedgeapple.html

Linzleh said...

Linzleh- It's an Osage orange fruit and it's good for repelling ants. Leave them in the garage or around the house foundation.

Healigan said...

OSAGE ORANGE. put them in the corners of your garage and they will keep the spiders away. they're cool

Anonymous said...

nice opinion... thanks for sharing....