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DoubleRidge

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I have been given a sack of sawtooth acorns from this fall.

I'm wanting to start them in pots in the spring....then when they are big enough transplant them on the property.

My question is what's the best way to store them? I've read to store them in the fridge? Then read it's not necessary to store in fridge?...then store inside through winter?....or store outside?.....keep them moist?....keep them dry?

Looking for recommendations from those who have started sawtooth from acorns....hoping to get started correctly.
 

diamond hunter

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Personally,Id get a pot and fill with good dirt then poke a bunch down about an inch and put them outside by the house,Cover somehow with a board to keep pests out.,then id put some in the fridge in the drawer with a paper towel with about 30 drops of water on it. Then in spring I would plant what comes up and then order some bare root saplings and plant them as well.Give them space and protect them and keep the weeds down. They hate competition,plant real high up as well.
 
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DoubleRidge

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Personally,Id get a pot and fill with good dirt then poke a bunch down about an inch and put them outside by the house,Cover somehow with a board to keep pests out.,then id put some in the fridge in the drawer with a paper towel with about 30 drops of water on it. Then in spring I would plant what comes up and then order some bare root saplings and plant them as well.Give them space and protect them and keep the weeds down. They hate competition,plant real high up as well.

Thanks.....do you have a recommendation on where to order bare root saplings? Appreciate the information.
 

Chapman

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I was given some dried sawtooth acorns. The guy picked them up from his trees and kept them dry in a bucket inside. I planted them and they sprouted good. Live oaks acorns need to be planted fresh, before they dry out, not sure about other types of oaks.
 

Chickenrig

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Second the wildlife group
I went there last winter and purchased a 30 fruit tree bare root package and 20 bare root sawtooths and them trees are well on their way. I will be back there in Feb to get more sawtooths for sure. Good people right there
 

DoubleRidge

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Second the wildlife group
I went there last winter and purchased a 30 fruit tree bare root package and 20 bare root sawtooths and them trees are well on their way. I will be back there in Feb to get more sawtooths for sure. Good people right there

Are you transplanting the bare root fruit trees & sawtooth directly into the ground? Or are you nursing any in pots?....if directly in the ground are you using tree tubes to protect them? or wire cage? or both?
 

Tn_Va_Hunter

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I had a member here send me 25 acorns one year. Planted them in the mulch outside. Nice they hit about 10’inches tall I transplanted them. Only lost 4. I used tubes and cages. The ones in cages did much better.
 

rukiddin

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I got all minr from the TN state nursery. I planted them feb of 17 as 2 year olds and had acorns this year!!!
As far as sprouting the acorns, I’ve sprouted a ton of’em just filling solo cups with potting soil and putting one acorn 1/2-1” in the soil. Move them to a bigger pot after they’re up and going good. All mine were picked up and stayed in a plastic grocery bag on a shelf in my garage.
where I hunt, there are hundreds of sawtooth. We bushhog the place for the landowner. I’ve actually had a acorn sprout laying in the grass clippings on the bushhog.
 

Chickenrig

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Sorry DR didn’t see the blinky thing up top.
Yes i plant the bare roots right in the ground . Its nice bacause it requires a smaller hole than container grown . I was hesitant at first but now thats all i’ll plant . I filled my big coolers with water and after i dug the hole i put the tree in , backfill and flood it with water to prevent air bubbles . I use a stick to stir the fill around to assure the roots are surrouned by mud . Just make sure to plant them high, just enough to cover roots . I dont have a serious deer problem so i only put tubes on the trees down back . My trees will be in the ground 1 year next month and plan on trimming the leaders back and start fert& oil spray regimen in the spring .
Good luck
 

DoubleRidge

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Sorry DR didn’t see the blinky thing up top.
Yes i plant the bare roots right in the ground . Its nice bacause it requires a smaller hole than container grown . I was hesitant at first but now thats all i’ll plant . I filled my big coolers with water and after i dug the hole i put the tree in , backfill and flood it with water to prevent air bubbles . I use a stick to stir the fill around to assure the roots are surrouned by mud . Just make sure to plant them high, just enough to cover roots . I dont have a serious deer problem so i only put tubes on the trees down back . My trees will be in the ground 1 year next month and plan on trimming the leaders back and start fert& oil spray regimen in the spring .
Good luck

Thanks! Appreciate the information!
 
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