Acorns Extra Large Seeds, New Crop, Rustic Décor BN#10

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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.

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

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.