DCO

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  1. mattpatt

    mattpatt Active Member

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    Does anyone know of a good place to buy an older DCO seedling. Say 3-4 years old? I have one in my yard that tried to produce acorns this year but none got pollinated. I thought it may cross with some of the other white oaks that I have but apparently DCO doesn’t cross very easily.

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    The moral of this story is to always plant at least three of whatever it is that you are planting so you have a backup in case one of them dies. I only planted two at my house.


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  4. Brushpile

    Brushpile Moderator Staff Member

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    DCO should produce in 2-3 years. I attempted to dig a 3 year old and failed because of the massive root system.
     
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    try superior trees in florida

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    Turkey Creek Well-Known Member

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    I have some shoot me a PM
     
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  7. THE LLC

    THE LLC Well-Known Member

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    Here's a picture of mine's acorns today, 8-31-18. They are starting to change so almost time to pick.

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    Acorns started coming off today (9-8-18).

    Picked DCO's 9-8-18.JPG
     
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  9. mattpatt

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    Checked my one DCO that managed to set an acorn this year out in the deer woods and it’s no where near close to being ready. Probably at least a couple more weeks. This tree is 5 years old and is about 3’ tall.


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    My DCO's have all dropped.
     

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