I found out that I can grind the seeds, add it my flour to extend it. I can also replace poppy seeds in muffin and bread recipes with Foxtail grass seeds. I may also be grinding them and adding them to add nutty flavor to breads and other muffins (in place of buying walnuts).
I did some more research on the hedge apples. Other than being a Eco-friendly spider control, they are not edible (nor poisonous). However, I have also read that the cleaned seeds from them are edible. I hope that my foraging friends can help me out to verify that also. I am heading over to my library Web site, to order more foraging books to read.
In doing a bit of Internet searching, I did find this interesting Web site where people can ask questions about hedge apples and post their experiences with using them for pest control: Hedgeapple.com.
The most interesting finding, regarding hedge apples, is that they can be dried and used for firewood (watch out for sparks). In trying times, this information is useful to learn. There are many interesting facts about hedge apples, and all of the names used to refer to them, at Hedgeapple 101.
I located more interesting information from the Tree Blog as well.
There are even poems about Hedge Apples. Hedge apples are even an inspiration to artists: Little Pig Pottery.
I have heard that squirrels will eat them, as well as white tail deer. However, I read that the apples can get lodged in the esophagus of livestock. This adventure in researching hedge apples has been fun.
Now, I must get busy and figure out how to use the black walnuts from our Black walnut tree.