planting acorns

rpgrant at molbiol.ox.ac.uk rpgrant at molbiol.ox.ac.uk
Fri May 28 09:38:17 EST 1993


In article <2C0603ED at coursmtp.nrc.ca>, ShawAM at imb.lan.nrc.ca writes:
> 
>     Can anyone tell me the best way to make an acorn germinate?.  
{Sad story deleted}

Try this....

Freeze (that's right, cold;) the acorns in soil overnight and then bring to
room temperature and try to grow normally.  I remember reading when I was a
wee poor choild that acorns need to be fooled into thinking they have had a
winter before they will germinate.
Have fun!
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