[NAFEX] Edible Acorns
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Sun Oct 30 12:15:33 EDT 2011
What are the most edible (least astringent) species of native acorns (Quercus spp.)?
So far, I hear that burr oak: Quercus macrocarpa (such as cv. 'Ashworth', in particularly) is the best, or among the best; and that swamp white oak (Q. bicolor) is pretty good - although one report seems to indicate that this is variable, year-to-year.
So, maybe some of you have compared burr oak and swamp white oak?
I've tasted an oak at Jerry Lehman's orchard - forgot the species, maybe bur aok - and it was pretty good, although others seemed to detect astringency; then again, I was eating the not-yet-ripe persimmons without any problem...
Steve; NJ USDA 6b/7a
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