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What Are Those Weird Green Brain Fruit Anyway?

This time a year, if you wonder around Montrose Park you’re bound to find on the ground weird softball-sized green fruit like the one above. People are often so struck by the sight of the fruit, they pick up one or two of them and bring them home. But what are they, you ask?

Despite their green color, they’re oranges. Osage oranges, to be specific. They are grown by Osage trees, which line the Parrot rope walk. These trees are prevalent in the Great Plains states, where they are often planted along hedgerows. Traditionally, the pliable but strong nature of this tree’s wood made it valuable for fence posts and archery bows. Continue reading


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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Jason Pier in DC.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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