NOTE: Because of the super sprouty nature of these acorns, we will only be offering them for a brief 2-3 month period after we harvest them as sprouting seeds are too delicate to ship.
Pacific Northwest’s only native oak. A lovely strong tree deserves more attention with its unique smooth rounded lobed thick dark green leathery leaves and pale gray rough textured/alligator bark. New growth and buds are charmingly fuzzy. Slowish growing; bushy form when young, then stretching out into a majestic tree reaching 30m at maturity. Long lived. Acorns, once leached of tannins, are very versatile used for many foods from bread to beverages. Needs summer drought or established specimens can suffer disease problems. Intolerant of waterlogged soils. Also known as Oregon white oak.
This is a link that discusses the proper drying and processing of Garry oak acorns into food. http://arcadianabe.blogspot.com/2012/11/how-to-eat-acorn.html
These acorns are large and exceed Canada Post’s 2cm maximum for shipping within Canada. Canadian customers please use the shipping method on the drop down menu at check out. If you do so, you will be rewarded with more super sized acorns. If you do not, you will be shipped under 2cm sized acorns.
- Seed Count: 7-9
- Collection Date: Sept 2021
- Hardiness Zone: 6-9
- Height and Width: 15m x 10m
- Germination test type: hand sort
- Family: Fagaceae
How to germinate Quercus garryana seeds:
Seed cannot dry out or the embryo dies. Keep in cold stratification (moist peat in the fridge) until ready to sow either in pots or germinate in resealable baggies in a warm spot. Transplant into deep pots to grow on. Do not let seedlings freeze. Give some supplemental water during the summer, but don’t let medium become overly moist. My growing mix is an equal part peat, coarse sand, and turkey grit (small pebbles will do) plus a handful of greensand.