38 thoughts on “This BIZARRE Wild Fruit Deters Spiders!

    Ella Wilson

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    Osage oranges

    Ken Su

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    I've seen them on eBay.
    how long do they last ?
    and will they still work if i turn them into pot pourri ?

    The Gameing Theater

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    In Missouri we call those hedg balls. And my back yard is loaded with trees like that one.

    Braden Glett

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    I have one growing in my back yard. Now I know what to do with them.

    Renee Learman

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    they are actually called brain fruit or Osage oranges. We have many of these trees on our land and your right about the people wanting them for bugs. Although they area cool fruit for that, the squirrels do eat them but humans cannot. Do not try to cut them open they make a milky sappy mess and you have to take de-solv-it or goo gone to get it off things.

    Billie Peach

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    Monkey balls. Not eatable unless you’re a woolly mammoth. I put them outside around my house and don’t get spiders inside. Well I didn’t get any this year and we’ve had a bunch of huge juicy spiders coming inside. 🤦🏻‍♀️😖

    Jenn

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    Hey where is the video about the vitamix? I went to rewatch it and can't find it. Did you pull it off?

    Bradley Hammer

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    I’m from Texas and they are called horse apples, and Osage oranges. They Come from a bodock tree.

    Carie Pickerell

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    WE call them hedge apples here in Missouri and yes we use them to keep spiders alway also.

    Pondering Cat

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    Back in the 80s, we rented an apartment with spider problems. We bought these at the store and they failed us. They were probably a dud order or picked at the wrong time. We walked into the bathroom to see a spider making a web on the four we placed in a bowl in the corner.

    Chris VH

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    There are several names for the tree. Osage orange, I've known it as bodark, and there are some others. Ive known the fruit as crabapples. It makes great firewood. Just better have a strong back, several chains for your chainsaw and a heavy duty pickup to haul it. It's extremely hard. Use to cut cords of it about 14yrs ago. If you want to grow it, it'll take some time. It's a slow grower.

    livithewise

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    We have Maclura Pomifera here in Romania too. I keep one on my desk because I just love the perfume of the fruit 🙂

    Tomek Sz.

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    "Spider balls…"

    Phil Parks

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    Here in NW Iowa, we call them Hedge Apples, we use the under beds and in basements. Crickets hate them too. They sell them in walmarts and grocery stores but I get most of ours from farmers markets, 3 for a dollar.

    Rebekah Leonard

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    There is one in my greatgrandfather's….and successive generations…yard that we've always called a Mock Orange! Do you know how to propogate?

    Emma Kelley

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    My Dad calls them hedge apples and he brings us some every year to deter spiders. As soon as we put them out we kill quite a few spiders, but after a couple weeks we don't see any more. They seem to work pretty well at driving them out!

    Baka Chiki

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    You could probably plant one where you live or order an older tree since its hardy to zone 5 apparently

    Kenda Staudenmaier

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    I have lived around those trees all my life. I never knew they could deter spiders I am going to have to try it out.

    CANDECE G

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    Thank you, thank you! I drive past those trees and never knew what they are and a HATE spiders!

    Gary W

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    We Called them horse apples too. Bodark tree. Makes fence posts that will never rot. If you can get the fence staples in it. Lol. Cut them in half and they deter or kill roaches/ palmetto bugs in your sheds too. Never knew it worked on spiders as well.

    Hayley

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    Check out Weird Fruit Explorer — he did an episode on hedgeapple that was pretty interesting. https://youtu.be/40U8F8ZD9f0

    DuckGuide

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    We have had some before…They’re called “hedge apples” here in Iowa..They worked a little as spider deterrent.

    Chickasaw gypsy

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    Some more info on them.. the Osage orange aka bois d’arc (pronounced Bo Dark) tree is traditionally used to make bows.. also the horse apples (what we call them in Oklahoma) repeal rodents just cut them in 4s and toss them under or around your house.

    matt fantley

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    Here in Serbia they call them "wild oranges" and are used in fall decoration and smell very nice

    TEXB0X

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    My parents always bought these and put them in their basement. They seem to work really well and for a long time. I thought they were called hedge balls

    bsofar

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    We always called those hedge apples. So, I've also heard you can slice a big slab out of one and place it on a saucer in your closet to keep moths out of your wool. I've never tried it. Let us know how you like it for the spiders.

    Leo

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    Looks a lot like Breadfruit ("fruta-pão", in brazilian portuguese). But there the similarities end: breadfruit is edible. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breadfruit

    Prisoner072385

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    Hey Luke. If you're interested in bizarre fruit, you might like the channel of a fellow Youtuber – Weird Fruit Explorer. He's got a few hundred videos wherein he reviews unusual fruit from around the world, with a particular focus on South-East Asia.

    PinkChucky15

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    This is great to know! 😀

    Ladygreencrochet

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    Might be an old wives tale about repeling spiders:
    https://www.burkemuseum.org/blog/myth-spider-repellants

    jay birdie

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    Those are hedge apples from the Hedge tree. I have them growing all over my property. I tried them in my basement to keep spiders away, but they made webs on them. They didn't work for me but the trees make great fence post that will not rot. Also, some of the hottest fire wood you can use.

    Cary Howe

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    It's called an orange osage and the wood is one of the best firewoods on the planet. The wood is also used in Bows. I've heard of people making living fences by digging a trench then grinding up a bunch of the "apples" then pouring the slurry in the trench. I think they then copice the trees after five years to make a dense fence. They're super easy to grow it you want to plant some of the seeds.

    Paul Westerfield

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    The essential oil of Osage orange trees has three components that have been identified as repellents. That doesn't make these a deterrent. They have a pleasant scent, but won't chase away the bugs. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

    Nightingale RS

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    Thank you 🍃🌾

    Kelsey Meyer

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    I've called these things monkey brains my whole life! I live in Ohio and I see them a lot.

    andria blue

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    Ive heard this since i was a kid but when i moved to the country w miniature hairy tarantula looking spiders INFESTED in my basement i FINALLY used this Monkey fruit/Osage Orange/Hedge apples. I put them into old Ovaltine containers, the spiders made webs over the containers my weird spiders didnt mind them at all!!! The tree has parts that have been useful to humans however im not sure how its used.

    clayton leal

    (November 9, 2018 - 6:30 am)

    Huh, there are like 10 of those next to the football fields in my home town and no one knew what they were. Now i have a story and can rid myself of the creepy crawlies

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