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Oct 18, 2017 10:51 PM CST
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Name: Kyle
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Hi, one and all. I'm hoping there is an oak expert lurking about.
I have probably between 200-300 acorns of Q. xsaullii I am trying to sell. Not on this forum, of course.

My question is about longterm storage. I have had them in my fridge in an unzipped ziplock bag. Some of them now have radicles over an inch long. How long can I keep them like this before they ruin? Should I apply a fungicide? Any advice?
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Oct 19, 2017 6:55 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
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Do people actually buy acorns?
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Oct 20, 2017 11:56 AM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Seems to me...
If they have rooted, it's going to be too late for shipment.

Having rooted, you may as well pot up or toss.

Some seeds are impossible to store.... Either plant fresh, or forget about it.

Edit:
Might keep better in freezer... Next time.
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Oct 20, 2017 12:33 PM CST
Name: pam
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I never heard of keeping acorns, but Ive got thousands if you need any. Last few years have been warm, so trees made very few, this year they have many more, so I hoping for some cooler weather.
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Oct 20, 2017 7:15 PM CST
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Name: Kyle
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porkpal said:Do people actually buy acorns?

They most certainly do.
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Oct 20, 2017 7:17 PM CST
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Name: Kyle
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stone said:Seems to me...
If they have rooted, it's going to be too late for shipment.

Having rooted, you may as well pot up or toss.

Some seeds are impossible to store.... Either plant fresh, or forget about it.

Edit:
Might keep better in freezer... Next time.


They are fine for some time after the radicle emerges. The question I'm asking is for how long. Freezing is a no-no.
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Oct 23, 2017 5:39 PM CST
Name: Tom Cagle
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Acorns never fully go dormant. Freezing them will kill most.
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Oct 24, 2017 7:39 PM CST
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Name: Kyle
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Ha! Sold 100 xsaullii acorns on ebay today for 13.00. Asked buyer if he wanted acorns with or without radicle emerging. He said 'mix 'em up'. Hurray!
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Oct 25, 2017 2:05 PM CST
Name: Mary
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I am only an amateur who reads a lot. Q. X saulii is a cross of Q. alba and Q. montana. Both are In the white oak group. They do not have a dormancy and germinate in the fall without a cold-moist stratification period ( other oaks may need stratification. You cannot store acorns of the white oak group for long. When they germinate in the fall they make a root. Then in the spring the shoot appears. This makes me guess you can store them in moist media in the fridge over the winter after the root is present. Only a guess. The books I used are The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation 2nd Ed. by Dirr and Heuser and Hartmann and Kester’s Plant Propagation.
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Oct 25, 2017 4:05 PM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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quercusnut said:Sold 100 xsaullii acorns on ebay today for 13.00. Asked buyer if he wanted acorns with or without radicle emerging. He said 'mix 'em up'.


The thing that bothers me about the rooted acorns.... I keep visualizing the roots breaking off during shipping and handling.

The forest service sells year old seedlings.... You might want to check out their efforts, get some ideas.

https://www.tn.gov/assets/enti...
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Oct 27, 2017 5:19 PM CST
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I have received acorns with radicles emerging and they usually do just fine. But, you're right. They can break. I try to package them carefully to avoid it.
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Oct 27, 2017 8:18 PM CST
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I have received acorns with radicles emerging and they usually do just fine. But, you're right. They can break. I try to package them carefully to avoid it.
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Oct 28, 2017 7:43 AM CST
Name: pam
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do you like the green acorns or the brown ones
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Oct 29, 2017 8:04 AM CST
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
This is a very interesting forum because i am interested in buying red oak acorns off Amazon for 2019 planting some and some next summer 2018 planting how do you store them in a fridge or in a bedroom
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Oct 30, 2017 7:58 AM CST
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Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
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From what I've read they should be stored moist in a plastic bag left unsealed to allow for
gas exchange or something like that. Not an expert here.
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