Osage Orange

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Botanical Name

Maclura pomifera

Other Names

Horse Apple, Osage Orange

Main Color Group

Yellow / White

Grain Pattern




Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3


Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3


Janka Hardness - LBF


Janka Hardness - Newtons


Coming from South-central United States, Osage Orange?s heartwood begins as a bright yellow, but darkens with age.? It has an Argentinian relation, Maclura tinctoria, which comes in larger sizes and with less knots than the US species.


Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common Uses: Fence pots, dye, archery bows, musical instruments, turnings and other small specialty wood items.

Comments: It turns well, but with its high density and hardness is difficult to work with.

Species Description: Wood Species

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