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PINE NUT TREE Pinus pinea

Pine Nut
The Pine nut tree is often called the 'Stone Pine'. This name apparently comes from the idea that this tree grows well in stony ground. An attractive large pine tree that bears cones of edible nuts considered a delicacy. Grows best in dry cold areas.

Trees can be expected to start producing cones from about year 6, but one planting in New Zealand produced its first cones after 3 1/2 years. Each cone holds about 50 nuts and 100 kg of cones holds about 20 kg of nuts.

The kernels can be eaten raw, roasted or prepared into sweet meats, cakes, puddings, stuffings, soups and of course the most popular usage is the Italian gourmet PESTO. It is the source of a high quality expensive oil that is made mostly in France.

Pine Nuts trees Portugal

Pine Nut

An attractive large pine tree that bears cones of edible nuts considered a delicacy. Trees can be expected to start producing cones from about year 6. Each cone holds about 50 nuts and 100 kg of cones holds about 20 kg of nuts. Grows best in dry cold areas.
PriceAvail.PropPotBuy Options 
$19.90 0 Seedling 165mm Email Me When Available In Production
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Pine Nut - Macdougal

Grafted selection from Western Australia. Pine nuts take from 10 years plus to come into nut production. Grafting will bring that time forward to 5 years.
PriceAvail.PropPotBuy Options 
Grown From Climate Height Frost tol. Pollination req'd Evergreen/Deciduous Harvest period
7-10 Hardy No Evergreen March - July
 

Customer Comments on Pine Nut Tree

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Pine Nut Tree Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

Pine Nut Tree

I am growing Stony Pine trees from seed in tiny pots with ordinary potting mix. The seeds are a few years out of date but they are growing anyway so don't throw away old seeds. Have fun! | Stoney Pine - Jannali, NSW 10-Feb-2008

Pine Nut Tree

I wonder which pine nut tree to order for my property its hot dry summer, but wet winter | Shirley Goran - Edmonds, WA 04-Mar-2009

Pine Nut Tree

SO far my two pine Nut trees are surviving, No extra water or care on sandy red soil. Unaffected by our frost, or this years very dry summer. Oldest is only 5 years old - slow grower 2m high. No cones as yet, but I'm impressed by their survival. | Helen - Oakey, QLD 18-Apr-2014
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