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pot-manpot-man Posts: 139
ordered from Wish, some red oak acorns, these came from China, more like nuts I’ve broken them open, any clues would be good ?


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,057
    they look like no acorns I've ever seen before. 
    I'm afraid Chinese suppliers are notorious for this.
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,280
    The bigger ones look like nutmeg.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,996
    They’re not nutmeg,  nutmeg are the same all through, they are the insides of a mace.  The insides of these are not nutmegs either. 
    I wouldn’t be wanting to introduce any seed from China, Best to buy native British. If you want oaks, the buy British oaks. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    They look more like almonds than anything else I know.  I expect they are the stones and kernels of some kind of stone fruit (peaches, cherries, nectarines etc.), but can't be more specific.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 84,017
    If you put “red oak acorns” into Google there are loads of photos online ... none of them look like yours. 

    It seems that when buying seeds from China, you’re as likely to get what you order as you are likely to inherit several million dollars from a Nigerian prince 🙄 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,461
    edited March 2020
    Quercus oak.
    Super tree for autumn colour, fast growing, large tree...if you have the space.
    Why not treat yourself to one from a recognised grower.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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