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Name: Karen
Status: other
Age: 40s
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Date: 11/20/2004


Question:
I live in MN and have collected and planted ALOT of acorns this fall, in indoor pots. Quite a few were already sprouting and are now 3-4 inches tall. Will they survive through til spring and then summer? Or will there need to be a dormancy stage before next spring? I am afraid of killing them off by putting them outside now as it gets down to a hard freeze at night. What is the best plan to insure the highest seedling survival?


Replies:
Usually plant at the beginning of spring in March, or so. Also see:

http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/dp_hfrr/hnewslet/2002/ksht0241.htm

http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/bot00/bot00150.htm

If you have new seedlings now, perhaps can overwinter in a sheltered location but survival questionable.

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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