Our acorns have curly tops right now.
Maybe they have curly tops every year at this time, but I have never noticed this phase in acorn development before.
Is this normal?
Is it a form of an oak "sport" ? (A sport is a genetic variation that spontaneously occurs in plants. When one is found in ivy, it can be named after the person who first finds it. I look at ivy all the time hoping to see a sport!)
Is curly acorn cap a sign of viral or pest issues?
Anybody out there seen something similar on the oak acorns in your area?
(Kinda cute isn't it? I do hope it is nothing to worry about!)
PS: Trying to find out about these things and saw this fun post with a great idea for making beeswax acorns. A bowl full would smell wonderful!