Dwarf chinkapin oak

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  1. mattpatt

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    In think the early producing DCOs are more hype than anything. Yes, some get lucky and their trees start producing at 3-4 years but it’s certainly not a large quantity of nuts. I’m convinced the time frame for these trees is more like 9-10 years before you’ll start getting a good quantity of nuts.


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  2. THE LLC

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    That would be true due to nothing but the size of the trees. Little trees can't produce much.
     
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    Mine start out like that and have went on to make full acorns? Granted every type of tree I have planted on that hillside blows up in growth.


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    It all looks great from pics. I weighed the acorns off the trees I have and this was the grand total....

    This would have been 95% of the acorns my trees produced also.

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    Same way with Chestnuts. People get excited when their five year old tree starts producing. In reality a hand full of nuts isn’t going to make much difference.


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  6. E_308

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    Letemgrow,

    This is one of the acorns I got from you years ago. I think they came out of NE. Do you have a bunch planted together or spread out singles?
     
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    This is what my DCO's look like right now. I get a lot of production, but I have them native. I don't consider them real important but they do fill a small void. They are always my first acorn drop of the yr and it only lasts about a week. If I want to collect them I have to check on Wednesdays... waiting until the weekend might be too late. [​IMG]

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    Yes they are planted together at the farm. Have a single here at the house with acorns also.
     
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    We shall see if the small acorns continue to grow from the single in my yard....

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    [​IMG]

    They seem to be getting a little bigger. When do you guys see your acorns ready? Late Sept?


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    Here's what mine look like. I don't remember the dates but late September sounds about right. I know it's a week or so before my regular Chinkapin's drop.[​IMG]

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    Looks like I'm not too far off on progress. Being 3 hours away and only making it up there once a month I'll have to watch for updates here when it gets closer to picking time.
     
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    Mine are more early-mid September
     
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    I looked back at the dates last year and had mine bagged by Sept 6th and they were already turning on the trees then.


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    Here are some of my DCO's as of today (7/20/18) near Atlanta. They appear to be growing.

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    The acorns on on my tree aren’t near that big. I don’t think mine got pollinated.


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