Acorns of Quercus rubra (red oak) were collected from September to October in Melle (Lower Saxony, Germany). They are meticulously inspected for damage and worm bites and then stored in a cool place in a sand mixture. Red oak is a species found not only in the United States but now also in many European countries. It is also called the “American Pin Oak” and is the state tree of the U.S. state of New Jersey. The acorns are between 1 and 2 cm in size.
The acorns are shipped in a bag with slightly moistened soil mixture. It is recommended to store them in a slightly wet soil mixture in the refrigerator for about 4 weeks before planting. Please keep acorns away from small children (risk of ingestion).
The red oak has no special soil requirements, but likes bright and warm locations (it is a light tree species). it does not tolerate waterlogging very well. It is relatively resistant to “pests” and diseases. The leaves turn reddish, light brownish and orange in autumn. It is considered sensitive to early or late frosts.