How to Tell Good Acorns From Bad
When there's a bumper acorn crop, deer will search out the choice mast. Here's a simple way to identify the sweetest nuts. Capped acorns like red oak acorns with caps on are bitter and less preferred by deer. White oak acorns that hold their caps are usually fine. Capless acorns like cream or brightly colored capless nuts have solid meat. Dark brown capless acorns will be wormy or otherwise rotten.