Canadian Source for Quercus Garryana Acorns

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  1. vitog

    vitog Well-Known Member

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    I've been buying Garry Oak acorns from Twining Vine Garden in Fanny Bay, BC, for a few years and have had good results. I'd like to get some more this year; but they seem to have gone out of business, because their Website now only provides this message: "We've closed the store to take inventory and catch up on much neglected duties. Since we're so short staffed, this will take a few days....like think a week if all goes well." This message has appeared for at least the last month; so it appears that they will not be able to supply acorns this year. Does anyone know another Canadian source for Garry Oak acorns?
     
  2. wcutler

    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Take a trip to Victoria, walk around the neighbourhood around Craigdarroch Castle? I don't know if you're a senior - there's a senior's price on the ferry M-Th; you can take the bus downtown and walk over, or there are buses to that area. There are a LOT of Garry Oaks, seemed like every street, and seemed like a lot of acorns on the ground.
     
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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Some reported at UBC , wonder if "The Shop in the Garden" has any. Some other locations shown on the map.
    E-Flora BC Map Gallery
     
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    Thanks for the responses. I've tried collecting acorns locally years ago, but they seem to be grabbed by squirrels as soon as they are ripe enough. It would be way too late now. I'll check with "The Shop in the Garden".
     

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