Are acorns good for anything?
What kind of oak tree produces acorns?
Raw acorns contain tannins which can be toxic to humans and cause an unpleasant bitter taste.
The bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) is a white oak that doesn't produce its first acorns until it is 35 years old. The span between a mature bur oak's abundant acorn crops is three to four years. The tree produces large acorns, and each one has a spiky cap that covers one-half of the acorn. Legend says that California Indians fought over these trees, which makes some sense because one mature Valley Oak can drop 2, pounds of acorns in a really good year.
But by leaching acorns to remove the tannin, they can be made safe for human consumption.
A fatty acorn will make a meal, like ground almonds. Just so, how can I tell what kind of oak tree I have? Steps. Acorns are the easiest way to spot an oak tree. If the tree produces acorns, it's an oak. Aug 28, Oak Tree ID Guide: The Different Acorn-Producing Tree Species By Tyler Ridenour August 28, Share. If you’ve spent any amount of time deer hunting in the timber, there’s a good Black Oak.
Location: Black oaks can be found throughout the eastern U.S. with the exception of the extreme Deep.