Quercus fusiformis acorns

cliff98(z6 OH)November 27, 2012

Hi Everyone,
I've been hunting for Quercus fusiformis seedlings or acorns for quite some time. I have only found of 2 mail order nurseries that have carried this oak and both do not have any available. My goal is to see if this oak species can survive in one of the most mild parts of Ohio, a borderline 6b zone. I think there is potential.
I would like to know if anyone has access to Quercus fusiformis acorns and would be willing to mail them to me for the cost of shipping and any charges associated with the collection. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and Happy Holidays!

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luvabasil

cliff98,
I will have access to hundreds of these acorns around the middle of December. Source is in the hill country of Texas: Blanco, TX specifically.
I do not know if they will survive Ohio. I have not tried to grow them here, in OKC. Maybe I will try this year.
How many acorns would you like?

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 4:24PM
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luvabasil

I would think your biggest challenge would be moisture. Isn't Ohio quite a bit more moist than Texas or Oklahoma? My little Texas trees seem to like it dry.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 4:28PM
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chrholme

I have some in the tree farm- but when I checked today there were not a lot of acorns yet. I'll continue to monitor throughout the next few weeks!

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 8:00PM
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cliff98(z6 OH)

luvabasil - Thank you for the offer. If it is possible to send 20 or so acorns, that would be tremendous! If you send me and email at jakek920atyahoodotcom I'll send you my address and I can get payment instructions.

trees4ok - Thank you for checking. I really appreciate it a lot!

The more acorns the merrier!

While Cincinnati is wetter than most areas of Texas and Oklahoma, I think Q. fusiformis stands the best chance for being the evergreen/semi-evergreen oak species. Q. nigra will hold its leaves till mid-November, but eventually goes fully deciduous. Q. hemisphaerica is another option that hopefully I can try very soon. As far as cold tolerance is concerned, this area can drop below zero degrees on just about any given year. The recent trend for this area is 6b/7a/7b depending on the microclimate, but long term it is a 6a/6b area. I think it is still worth a try.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 10:50AM
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luvabasil

It is definitely worth the try!

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 11:11AM
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cliff98(z6 OH)

Finders fee for acorns!!!!

Any updates my Oklahoma Brethren?

Happy Holidays!
Jake aka Cliff98

    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 2:40PM
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chrholme

Jake,

Good news! While out in the tree farm today I was able to gather about 20/25 acorns!

Will you message me your info so I can send them on their way to you?

    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 10:21PM
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luvabasil

Bad news (at least for now) on my side: When we went to Blanco, the acorns were eaten. Seriously. And all on my neighbors acreage as well. We are planning another trip soon, so we will keep our eyes open.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 9:50AM
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cliff98(z6 OH)

Luvabasil - Thank for the update. That's too bad about the acorn crop. On your next trip, if you do find any, please let me know. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 9:17AM
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