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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:16 pm    Post subject: Acorns ready for planting Reply with quote

Hi Folks,

I collected a few acorns at the weekend while they came away from the husk easy enough, they are still green, should they be brownish?
Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, green with ease of removal of the cap is the time to collect them for sowing. I think they go brown in storage or if left on the ground for too long. Brown is bad I think as you have less of a chance of them growing. Did you pick from the tree or the ground siochain?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i picked green acorns last year, and nearly all of them germinated.
now i need to find a home for about 15 oak seedlings.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget the "sink or swim" test for acorn viability, see at the bottom of this post..... Grow native trees from seed, pre-treatment and sowing tips.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SB, picked from the trees.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the tips GPI
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys...Hope this wasn't covered before... Was hoping to pick up a good few acorn from oak tree's to plant this autumn.But i'm finding it hard to locate a large quantity.Am i too early?Or are acorns just hard to gather?i'm comparing them to Horsechesnuts which are everywhere.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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