Do you know what this is?
It has a nice orange smell and has made the kitchen smell great.
The skin is rough and bumpy. It is relatively hard and heavy.
The tree has huge thorns growing on all the branches.
Some people in Kansas call them "Hedge Apples".
Figured it out?
This fruit is from the Osage Orange Tree. They grow throughout the great plains which explains why neither Doodle or I had ever seen one. They were planted as living fences, makes perfect sense when you see them, they are usually in a straight line. In fact, looking back through the Kansas photos, you can see the trees. Squirrels and deer like to eat the seeds from the inside of the orange, which from what I can tell is difficult. One website recommends a hack saw to open the orange.
I think I am going to try growing one of these in the front yard... I mean if it grows in Kansas, why would not it grow in Georgia!