Sawtooth Oaks question

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  1. Strutter

    Strutter Cyber-Hunter

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    I have several sawtooths that are about 8 years old. They have been producing acorns for about 3 years but they are only about the size of a pea. Not sure why the acorns won't/don't get any bigger but they have been like this for 3 years. I put triple 10 around them late last fall but didn't put a whole lot of it. Any idea what I can add to soil make them produce bigger acorns?

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  2. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    No clue......mine are a little over 10 years old and get "huge" acorns. I fertilized the first year and once they took off I haven't done anything to them......and I've got the poorest ground around !!
     
  3. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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  4. Sialia67

    Sialia67 6 pointer

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    I think acorn size is determined by genetics. Your trees are probably Gobbler Sawtooth Oaks which have smaller acorns compared to the regular Sawtooth Oak.
     
  5. Bee

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    I have some that are 20 years old and are yet to bear acorns. Bad dirt I guess
     
  6. rlb165

    rlb165 12 pointer

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    Most of our Sawtooths grew really well, but it took them about 20 years to produce. We planted them in ‘97.
    This picture was taken last year.
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  7. davers

    davers 12 pointer

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    Twenty years is about right for Sawtooth (Korean Oaks) to bear acorns. Had several in my yard up in Southern Indiana, only thing bad about them is they tend to grow with a "Double Trunk" which sometimes split if you receive a freezing rain event.
     

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