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  • From: mIEKAL aND <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Edible Acorns
  • Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:01:41 -0500

I'm thinking I got these from you 10 years ago or so, I should
probably check to see if there are any acorns that the squirrels left
for me...


On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 8:59 AM, Dr. Lucky Pittman
<> wrote:
> The young bur oaks in my yard produced their typical good crop of acorns -
> though, perhaps a little less than last year's crop.  Have not really
> gathered any to look for weevil damage.
> Floating in 120 degree water for about 20 minutes should kill a significant
> percentage of cryptic(unemerged) weevils, and some(perhaps many?)
> weevil-damaged acorns will still germinate and grow well. If there are
> plenty of acorns, I don't usually bother with them, but if they're from a
> species or selection that's in short supply, I don't necessarily discard
> them (for use as seednuts) just because of a weevil hole(which indicates
> that the weevil larva has already exited the acorn/nut).
> Lucky

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