Concordia Oaks

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  1. mattpatt

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    Thought I'd share a couple pics of my Concordia Oaks that I purchased from MDC three years ago. These are in my yard and are around 6.5' tall now. They get water once a week during the dry summer months here. The thing that has impressed me is their ability to go without water. I have several down on our hunting lands that went six weeks without a drop and although they aren't growing they still had green leaves. Pretty impressive to go that long without water and all the 100 degree weather we've had.

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    Yes, Concordia Oaks are drought tolerant and that's because Chinkapin Oak and Dwarf Chinkapin Oak are drought tolerant, and they plus Swamp White Oak are in the triple cross that makes Concordia Oak.
     
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    Pecan in the background?!


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    Yes, that is a Pawnee pecan

    I have several in my yard that were started as native seedlings then we grafted them when they got big enough.

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    Looks like a good crop. I know ours is. Should have 5000lbs or so to harvest come October.


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    Do deer eat pecans? I've asked that question before, and have gotten a mixed review.
     
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    Who doesn't eat pecans???! ;)

    I have never seen it. But I harvest all mine before they get a chance at them. A buddy at work hunts a property in western Oklahoma. Little in the way of timber as it's west of the post-oak area. The creek land on his property has plenty of natives and he says every year they eat the natives. I wouldn't have guess they would like cracking that shell but apparently it's not a problem for them. I bet they would love the papershells.
     
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    Good looking Pawnee. Have you had much issue with Scab on it?
     
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    Concordia Oak! Pecan is mouth watering, but Concordia Oak acorns are also palatable, and I'm positive deer eat Concordia Oak.
     
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    The ones in my yard are loaded. The ones out my parents place were loaded last year plus june bugs were bad over there this year. There isn't a pecan on any of their trees.

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    In my experience no. We have a 100 tree orchard and the only problem we had with deer was when the trees were young they would eat the leaves. Had to put tubes around them to keep them from doing that. Other than that we have not had a problem with deer eating the pecans. These are all papershell varieties too. Would be very easy for them to crack.

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    No problems and I hope it continues to be so.

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    I hope these in my yard start producing nuts soon so I can begin collecting and growing more. Looks like MDC may not sell then any more.

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    Concordia Oak is a rare tree. The original tree was discovered growing at a rest stop near Concordia, MO. Someone must have gathered Concordia Oak acorns and sent them to the MDC, so the MDC grew Concordia Oaks for a year or two. You and I are fortunate to have such rare trees. Mine are caged and will remain caged.

    Letemgrow was actively involved with Concordia Oaks, and might be the person who contributed acorns to the MDC.
     
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    Thanks, that's what I've wanted to know!
     
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    Well dang, I was excited to hear your Concordias did well here in the North Texas heat, and I was hoping the MDC would have them this year since they didn't have them last year. Fingers crossed I guess!
     
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    Hope your trees do well. They look healthy!
     
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    I hope they have them this year too but from talking to them last year I'm not getting my hopes up. I have three trees in my yard as a backup plan in case they don't become available again. Of course, they are still young so no telling when they'll start producing so it will be several more years before I'm able to grow seedlings from my own trees. By that time, most everyone who ordered trees that first year MDC offered them like I did should be able to collect nuts from their trees as well. I expect in probably 3-4 years you'll start seeing folks with a few nuts for trade or sale. This is an awesome tree that really deserves more attention.

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    A good substitute is Chinkapin Oak, and Bur Oak also grows in your area.
     
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    These concordias continue to impress me. Here it is right in the middle of the hottest part of our summer and it's putting on leaves.

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