Do you know the differences between the acorns of red and white oak?
Red oak acorns have more of everything: more hairs on the shell; they take more time to mature on the tree; and they need more time to germinate.
Red oak acorns have a hairy shell.
White oak acorns have a hairless shell.
Red oak acorns take two growing seasons to mature. This means there can be first- and second-year acorns on a tree at the same time.
White oak acorns mature in one growing season.
White oak acorns germinate in the fall.
Red oak acorns germinate in the spring. They need three months of temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit to break seed dormancy.