Type: Cerris Oak (not red or white)
Zone: 5 – 9
Soil pH: 4.4 – 7.1
Mature Height: 80′
Wildlife Value: Large early dropping, abundance of acorns favored by deer and most all other wildlife.
Site Preference: Must have plenty of sun and prefers fertile, well-drained soil to thrive and produce heavy mast crops.
Nut Maturity Date: September to October
Alias: Oriental Oak, Gobbler Oak
Sawtooth oak has been an American citizen for quite some time, and proves itself a winner in our book as the first to provide hard mast for all walks of wildlife. Acorns rain down annually, at a critical time when other oaks haven’t even thought of shedding. Sawtooths are so productive that we can fill the back of a pickup with acorns from three trees!
Trail camera folks and early season bow hunters should all agree that sawtooth oak is a winner. Plant a few groves near the cabin or close to your property’s perimeter for a low impact, easy access, and early season “sure thing” hunting spot.
Acorns drop from mid-September to mid-October and as early as year six from seed on better sites, but we’ve seen them produce younger than that. This particular seedling comes from a ‘gobbler’ selection which we believe produces a heavier crop than the larger seeded strains.