Bur-Gambel Oak - (Quercus macrocarpa x gambelli)
can handle dry conditions, good for xeriscaping
pH 6.8 or lower (acidic)
Canopy Layer, Grows to 45'
Nut Bearing - produces nuts in 3-4 years
You can have acorns, fast! Bur-Gambel is an incredible tree. This hybrid is a unique cross between Bur Oak and Gambel Oak, both in the white oak family, and have sweet acorns produced at an early age.
Excellent Acorn Production on a Small Tree
This hybrid cross with Bur Oak will still produce a large tree, not as large as some oaks but it is loaded with acorns early in the season. It should start producing when 4 ft in height. Amazing! Very winter hardy.
Acorns add a nutty, slightly sweet taste to foods.
Try substituting them in recipes that call for chickpeas, peanuts or macadamia nuts.
sprinkling chopped, roasted acorns on a garden salad. Make acorn butter instead of peanut or almond butter. Add acorns to stews as you would add beans or potatoes to add more taste and depth. Process into flour.