No Sawtooth acorns

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  1. lakngulf

    lakngulf Well-Known Member

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    Little tractor work this afternoon. And drove by many 12 year sawtooth. Normally loaded but I could not find a single nut. Since they started producing I have had only one slow year. That year a few trees had acorns but I'm thinking zero this year. Glad I got that lime out to make food plots sweet!
    What are ure you seeing? Did those two late milling frosts take them out?
     
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    I will try to remember and look at mine next week. I do remember seeing the pollen but haven't looked since then.
     
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    How were the rains during pollination time?. Frosts certainly have their affect but rains or high humidity have more affect than people realize.
     
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    February was unseasonably warm all around, then March and April had some tough cold spells. I want to think rainfall was heavy at times but may have been lengths of days without any.
    I was hoping to get some acorns on my 2015 planted trees. I have watched them carefully. So the other day I decided "well I need to know when the other trees put on acorns". That is when I checked and found nothing. But it will be alright. They will be back, along with the 2013 trees.
    I do know that I lost all pear buds during the cold spells.
     
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    Last year we had no mast production from Post oak or BlackJack oak or Bur oak in central okla. They did fine in eastern Ok though. But the Sawtooth & Shumard acorns were plentiful. This spring was even worse than last year so i'd be surprised if any of them produce since we had 2 hard freezes in the mid 20's and snow in april. I'll say this though, STO is the easiest seed to germinate i've ever seen. Over 90% germination direct seeded in a garden.
     
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    As I stated above I've had the one year with limited production and then loaded the next. So I am hoping 2006 trees and trees from seed planted 2013 will show out next year
     
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    Mine are loaded. Sawtooths take two years so last year's frost would affect this year's crop. Not this year's weather.
     
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    None that I can see on mine. Last year was the 1st year of fair production on most of mine. A couple others were planted a year later and didn't make 'corns last year but no signs of acorns on them this year either.
     
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    I thought Sawtooth was advertised to produce every year...no?
     
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    We had rain almost daily in March and April. My Sawtooth don't have acorns this year, but my pears, apples, crabs, wild cherry, DCO, and sequin are all producing a bumper crop this year.
     
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    They will. Last years blooms will be this year's acorns. This year's blooms will be next year's and so on. However a killing freeze on the blooms this year will eliminate NEXT year's crop even though you may get acorns this year from last year's blooms.
     
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    Lak, finally remembered to look today. Yes, my trees are loaded with acorns. They are small looking right now but should grow well.

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    I looked again recently. Maybe the natural oaks will produce and or the deer will really like my recently limed plots!
     

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