Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Fifty Dollars worth of Acorns

This is what fifty dollars worth of acorns look like.

One pound of Willow Oak (Q. phellos), about 400 seeds.  Pocket knife included in picture for size reference.

Three pounds of Nuttall Oak (Q. texana/nuttallii), about 300 seeds.  These were the pricey ones.  The variation in shape of the acorns (round, long) and color are interesting.
Current recommendations are to plant approximately 500 trees per acre (about 10'-by-10' spacing).  We will see how many useable trees we get out of these 700 seeds.

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