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Q.Why Is Our Hedge Apple Tree Not Bearing Hedge Balls?

Zone West Des Moines IA | Anonymous added on June 20, 2024 | Answered

It has not produced any hedge balls for 2-3 years

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Answered on June 22, 2024

It's likely a pollination problem or you have lost your pollinator tree, i.e., the male. The Osage orange tree produces female and male flowers on separate trees, so if you lost a tree or two and no longer have both male and female trees, you likely won't see the hedge apples anymore (unless there are some nearby in a neighbor's yard). Also, weather extremes such as drought can play a part.

If you still have male and female trees, try amping up your pollinator plants. Here is information below:





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