SWEET ACORN - OAKS
OAK trees are native to much of North America and their nuts(acorns) were eaten by wild animals(deer, turkeys,etc) and humans. Today acorns are rarely gathered for human consumption as the bitter tannins found in most native species(like red oak) make the nuts almost unpalatable. The bitter tannins can be removed by flushing with water as our pioneers used to do in the local river...but can now be done in the water bowl of a flush toilet. We have been working with different oak species in search of a less bitter acorn. We now have some trees producing acorns with little or no bitterness.....and thus can be distinguished as "sweet acorns".
Sweet acorn oak trees are usually from the burr(macrocarpa) and white(alba) oak species. These sweet acorn trees are very hardy and acclimatized to Canada's colder climates(zone 2/3). Oak trees can live for hundreds of years and are adaptable to climate change and poor soil conditions. A few selected trees of sweet acorn are available in spring 2019
OAK - Sweet Acorn selection.........$89 each