[NAFEX] Edible Acorns
jmichaelnave at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 15 17:40:44 EDT 2007
Donna I pointed out in my original post that I like
acorns. But I also understand why many people do not.
Personally I have tried at least a dozen different
varieties of acorn in my life and am always looking to
try more. This year for the first time I have small
acorns on my Chinese chestnut oak (Quercus chenii?
Quercus Chinensis? Quercus variabilis? Quercus
bungeana?). It will be interesting to see how they
taste. It's a very hard tree to find in the US.
--- Donna &/or Kieran <holycow at cookeville.com> wrote:
> Oh, Michael, so you are harking back to my original
> story and the attitude
> of the ACF toward acorns. Well, the irony was that
> the acorns in question
> were, according to the naturalist, the first ones
> he'd ever found that were
> as edible fresh as chestnuts. He thought, seeing as
> he was among fellow
> enthusiasts of at least one kind of nut, that they
> would be interested in an
> amazing find in some other species. Not so. The
> ACF is a group with a goal
> and an agenda. The are not like NAFEX, they are
> focused so closely on just
> two species: the American chestnut and the chestnut
> blight, that they close
> out all other species.... like for example
> phytopthera root rot and chestnut
> gall mites. The phytopthera may reduce the impact
> of the hard work they
> have done. But I do have to admire them for their
> desire to conserve the
> wide range of germplasm still existing. But it was
> far from the reaction
> he'd have gotten from a room full of NAFEXers.
> Well, I was a little aggravated there to think
> you were simply
> dismissing acorns altogether. Donna
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