attn poaky1: q. virginiana Missouri seed source
I tried to send you an email instead of posting this on the tree forum but your email address is unavailable in your profile.
Anyways, I found a Missouri seed source for q. virginiana. At least the source claims the seed were collected in MO. You might want to call the source and verify before ordering ;) I can't help but think the webmaster keyed in MO instead of MS and the seed are actually from Mississippi.
They would surely be worth trying if someone has a mature specimen in Missouri producing acorns.
Edit: I went ahead and called them since I had the time this morning and Greg Sheffield is supposed to call me back with info :)
Edit 2: They called me back and said the seed collector lives in AR and is very reliable and accurate with his seed source info and mother tree ID (another possibility would be the collector collected from a fusiformis instead of virginiana). They offered to contact the seed collector and will try to verify the info, then call me on Monday. The person I spoke with did mention he was fairly confident the source info was accurate and seed were collected in Missouri from street trees (which raises my suspicion further they may not be q. virginiana).
You may not even want to try virginiana again for all I know!!
Here is a link that might be useful: Sheffield's q. viginiana
This post was edited by j0nd03 on Fri, Mar 1, 13 at 11:30