I live where it's Iyar, April 28 and the few fruit trees I know which are apple haven't yet blossomed.

But oak are plentiful and have long bloomed. I didn't find an answer in Yalkut Yosef or Yechave Daat however it seems to me because if I processed the acorns into edible meal the berakhah would be haEtz therefore they are are fit for the berakhah.

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    @nissim nanach just curious- what's your basis that if you process acorns to make them edible then they would be haEtz? I'm not saying you're wrong- I'm not sure myself- but I 'm curious if you have a source. Plenty of things which grow on trees are shehakol since it's not normal to eat them (the Mishna berurah quoting Chaye adam and others, say the bracha on berries from ilanei srak is shehakol, since they're not grown for the berries and it's not considered a normal type of food. )
    – Binyomin
    Apr 28, 2020 at 17:50
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    @Binyomin halachipedia.com/…
    – Double AA
    Apr 28, 2020 at 17:53
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    RFפ? [charac15]
    – Double AA
    Apr 28, 2020 at 17:54
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    Nissim, it's unlikely you'll find a precise definition of 'fruit' here since no one knows for sure why the general practice is to only use fruit trees. Maybe if we had the reason we could figure out what's included in 'fruit'.
    – Double AA
    Apr 28, 2020 at 17:55
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    Does this answer your question? Is there a bracha for blooming non-fruit trees?
    – user15464
    Apr 29, 2020 at 19:12


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