Jessamine County.  November 15, 2001.  4:58 p.m. EST.

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Photographer's comments:
     Hedge apples aren't specific to Kentucky, by any means, but they can be found all over the state.  Hedge apple fruit is about the size of a grapefruit, weighing roughly a pound.  Before the invention of barbed wire in the late 19th-Century, pruned hedge apple trees were used as livestock fencing.
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Other photos of this subject:
     1) Hedge apples scattered over the front yard of a house in Jessamine County.
     2) Hundreds of hedge apples in the ditchline along KY 1974.
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Links to more about this subject :
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      1) The Great Plains Nature Center website has plenty of info on the Osage orange.
     2) If you want to buy some hedge apples, hedgeapple.com is the place to go.
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More location information:
     
Off KY 1974 in Jessamine County, a few miles north of the Valley View ferry. 
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Tech notes:
 
   The hedge apple in the photo above was shot on the roof of my car (it's white), with a micro lens.  The thick black line at the left of the photo is a cellphone antenna cable.
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Posted November 18, 2001.