Successful 1-y storage of swamp white oak acorns
By Gregory Hoss
Although acorns of the white oaks (Quercus spp. [Fagaceae]) deteriorate rapidly during storage, necessitating prompt planting of acorns in the nursery, we successfully stored swamp white oak (Q. bicolor Willd.) acorns for 1 y. After storage, stored acorns produced seedlings comparable to freshly sown acorns. In Missouri, swamp white oak acorns are difficult to obtain in sufficient quantities, so these results offer some promise for more efficient use of large acorn crops.
Hoss G. 2006. Successful 1-y storage of swamp white oak acorns. Native Plants Journal 7(1):69–71.
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