Purrrty woods. Never thoughthow really beautiful any apple wood is really.I suspect not a fluke, so much as indication of pigmented crab somewhere in its ancestry. Several of the red-fleshed selections I have growing in my orchard(Winter Red Flesh, Almata, Scarlet Surprise) have red/purple-tinged foliage, red/pink blossoms, and red/purple pigmented wood. I know Almata and WRF have a crab parent.
Is the purple a fluke like variageteds in citrus?
No kidding, OO is considered noxious?Around here it is, or at least by all my friends & acquaintances who are still farming.
Archery craftsman you say. Woo woo. Thanks!I took a minute to do a Metacrawler (www.go2net.com) search on 'Osage orange' - quite a bit of info out there on the 'Net, including sites with instructions for building an OO bow, places where you can purchase OO staves & billets, etc. - one of them is, as one might expect, www.osageorange.com.
Had no idea the wood was prized for bows. Or posts. Or the remarkable property of the wood. Or the beauty.
Can't wait to get some stock to work with to see it, sounds quite beautiful.
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