dwoodard at becon.org
Wed Oct 9 05:31:54 EDT 2002
About 20 years ago I visited Bill MacKently at St. Lawrence Nursery near
Potsdam in New York state just north of the Adirondack mountains (colder
than Ottawa). Bill gave me a few acorns of the Ashworth bur oak, one of
which I ate. It was perfectly bland. I don't remember anything about the
size, so probably it was not remarkable.
I have spoken to a Missourian who used Ashworth bur oak flour in cooking
The Ashworth bur oak was discovered by Fred Ashworth of Potsdam. Bill
sells seedlings which he says are very similar to the parent.
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
On Mon, 7 Oct 2002, Lucky Pittman wrote:
> At 08:26 PM 10/6/2002 -0700, Sam wrote:
> >When I was in Louisville, KY a few years ago there were acorns on the
> >ground in a Park there that were as big as a quarter and 2 inches long. I
> >tried eating a couple and they were not half bad. I was amazed at the size
> >of them . I have never seen any that big on the east or west coast. I
> >don't know what kind of oak it was but the trees were huge, at least 18
> >inches at the butt or larger and they seemed to be 150 to 200 feet tall. I
> >had no way to measure them.
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