How to Grow Oak Trees From Acorns : How to Do an Oak Tree Acorn Float Test

How to Grow Oak Trees From Acorns : How to Do an Oak Tree Acorn Float Test


I’m Travis Steglich with Steglich Farm Supply
Incorporated and we are going to do a float test on these acorns that we picked up while
ago. Supposedly the acorns that will germinate are the best germinaters will sink. The ones
that float have air in them or they don’t have enough moisture, not solid enough so
therefore they float and are not likely to come up. So we are just going to take the
Live Oak acorns, the Burr Oaks and the Spanish Oak acorns and we are just going to dump them
in here and see which ones float. We will pour off the floating ones and leave the sinking
ones in the bottom. You can see just a multitude of them have floated and so what we will do
is I will slowly pour off the floaters, oops, well I said I would. Those are floaters anyway.
The sinkers are on the bottom and I will pour out the ones that float, the majority and
I will take off the rest of them by hand. We will be able to see the ones laying on
the bottom. There is not very many. There appears to be like 4 of the Burr Oaks and
oh a dozen of the Live Oaks. None of the Spanish Oaks have floated. We will put these back
in there. I am going to pick up these because we are going to plant especially the Spanish
Oaks, I know that some of those will come up and I know that a lot of these Burr Oaks
will probably come up. So we are going to see. We are going to take them back and we
are going to pot them and see how many of them actually come up.

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