Acorns Extra Large Seeds, New Crop, Rustic Décor B15

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Are you searching for a perfect tree addition to your landscape? Have a look at the different types of Oak Trees that you can grow with ease!

Native to the northern hemisphere, Oak includes both evergreen and deciduous species. This national tree of Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom is also known to represent strength and endurance.

It’s not just the squirrels that can delight in the acorns of the oak tree – with the right knowledge, acorns are also a forageable food.
Humans have been enjoying acorns for thousands of years and they are an ancestral food of many indigenous groups who continue to keep their gathering and cooking traditions alive. The acorn can be used as an ingredient in porridge, soup, and bread. Oak trees were such an important food source, that tribes maintained “orchards” of oak trees, planting in rows, an example of agroforestry.

Some oaks bear acorns so low in bitter tannins that they can be eaten raw. Legend says that California Indians fought over these trees, which makes some sense because one mature Valley Oak can drop 2,000 pounds of acorns in a really good year. A ton of sweet acorns may well be worth fighting over

Which acorns are the best to eat? Generally, the best acorns to harvest are those of the white oaks, such as the swamp oak, Oregon white oak, and burr oak, as they contain less bitter tannin. Luckily, nearly all acorns can be made usable with natural processing which renders them nutty and sweet.

Acorns are rich in vitamin C, A, protein, and fiber. You can roast, grind, or freeze them.

Count: 15

They are freshly picked from this year's crop, healthy and viable.

An acorn is a nut produced by any one of the wide variety of oak trees that grow in many parts of the world. It can easily be identified by its relatively large size and its unique appearance, with a hat-shaped capsule protecting the rest of the nut.

Acorns are useful beyond their ability to produce new trees. Although they are considered too bitter for human consumption, acorns were once used as food by Native Americans, who would crush and then soak them to remove the bitterness. The nut is particularly useful in the animal kingdom because of its size and the energy it produces when consumed.

Why should we plant and care for trees? Research shows that trees clean our air, our water, and our soil. Trees make significant contributions to improve our health, sense of well-being, quality of life, and economic future. According to USDA Forest Service research, the benefits provided by large mature trees are 70 times greater than small, recently planted trees. In essence, caring for our existing mature trees provides significant benefits today, while planting young trees benefits future generations.

Many green industry professionals agree that homeowners get the most “bang for the buck” by planting a two to four-inch diameter (or caliper) tree. There is an immediate effect without spending a fortune. For those with funds in their budget, hiring a professional to plant this size of tree works well.

For a less expensive approach to tree planting and a way to teach children about the many joys of growing a tree, consider planting an acorn for the future. Planting acorns can be a more successful method of establishing a tree than planting a small seedling (or sapling) “gimme tree”. Planting acorns has the following advantages:

Transporting acorns are convenient. They are not sensitive to wind and temperature and do not have to be watered in transit. Locally collected acorns produce trees that are adapted to the same climate and soils. An acorn can be planted in a container filled with the same soils it will grow in once it is planted in the landscape, making final establishment quicker.

Sprouting acorns produce growth that is immediately acclimated and less likely to be “sunburned”. Planting acorns in an appropriately sized container allows for the growth of a root system that successfully transplants into the landscape and requires less frequent watering. All of these factors reinforce the idea that a properly planted acorn from a local tree is likely to grow into a healthy mature tree.

How to Plant an Acorn

Step 1: Select an acorn. Discard any acorns that may be cracked or with holes in the shell. Place the acorn in water and let it soak for 24 hours. If it floats in the water, it will not grow and another acorn is required.

Step 2: Find a one or two gallon container that has holes in the bottom for proper drainage (drill or poke holes if necessary). Fill the container with soil from the same location the tree will eventually be planted, leaving about one inch between the top of the soil and the rim of the container. The soil can be amended with a small amount of finished compost or potting soil, but this is not required.

Some of the Varieties in the Oak Acorn Mix Selection: We do not guarantee that you will get all varieties (There are 600+ Oak varieties) but we will do our best to that you will get the most diverse mix possible.

Aleppo Oak (Quercus infectoria) Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa) Bluff Oak Quercus (Quercus austrina) Black Oak (Quercus velutina) Blackjack Oak (Quercus marilandica) Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) Chinkapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii) Chestnut Oak (Quercus montana / prinus) Chinkapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii) Common Oak or English Oak (Quercus robur) Cork Oak (Quercus suber) California Scrub Oak (Quercus berberidifolia) Evergreen Oak (Quercus ilex) Holm Oak (Quercus ilex) Holly Oak (Quercus ilex) Hungarian Oak (Quercus frainetto) Japanese Evergreen Oak Japanese Blue Oak (Quercus glauca) Kermes Oak (Quercus coccifera) Laurel Oak (Quercus laurifolia) Nuttall Oak (Quercus nuttallii) Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra) Overcup Oak (Quercus lyrata) Pin Oak Or Swamp Spanish Oak (Quercus palustris) Post Oak (Quercus stellata) Plug Oak (Quercus suber) Portuguese Oak (Quercus faginea) Pyrenean Oak (Quercus pyrenaica) Sawtooth Oak (Quercus acutissima) Southern Red Oak or Spanish Oak (Quercus falcata) - Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea) Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea) Shingle Oak (Quercus imbricaria) Shumard Oak (Quercus shumardii) Turkey Oak (Quercus cerris) Valley Oak (Quercus lobata) Willow Oak (Quercus phellos) Water Oak (Quercus nigra) White Oak (Quercus alba) White Oak (Swamp) (Quercus bicolor) White Oak (Mexican) (Quercus coccifera) White Oak (Oregon) (Quercus garryana) Oak Acorns Mix (Quercus Genus)