Pine Nut

Pinus pinea

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An attractive large pine tree that bears cones of edible nuts. These are considered a delicacy in Mediterranean style cooking, due to their sweet, buttery flavour. Trees can be expected to start producing cones from about year 6. But can take longer. Each cone holds about 50 nuts and 100 kg of cones holds about 20 kg of nuts. Grows best in dry cooler areas with excellent drainage. Trees can set nuts on their own, but cones may be poorly filled. Plant two or more to improve nut set.
Other Names: Stone Pine Umbrella Pine

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Specifications of Pine Nut

Preferred Climate Warm Temperate, Arid (Dry)Learn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes (Often below -2)

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas SA, WA

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 5+ Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Moderately Acidic (5.5-6.5)

Fruiting/Harvest Months April, May, June, July, August

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Pine Nut Reviews & Tips

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bizibee
★★★★ 9y ago

FERNTREE GULLY, VIC, Australia

Got this off ebay not long ago.  Still in it's pot under my front veranda, which is west facing.  It's doing well.

fingerlime
★★★★ 10y ago

Broadford, VIC, Australia

still growing! I  water if really hot and dry

amanda16
★★★★ 11y ago

Maryborough, VIC, Australia

Inspired by the Ringing Cedars books written by Vladamir Megre. This tree will provide me with pine nuts, still a few years from harvest. Likes Victoria's weather and survived the long hot summer, budding now August 2009. Research pine nuts, they are s...

Nelly1
★★★ 11y ago

YELLOW ROCK, NSW, Australia

didn't survive oct13 fires

TS
★★★★★ 11y ago

Kealba, VIC, Australia

this is growing in terrible rocky/sandy soil on our farm property and is thriving. One of the only trees that survived the back to back 40 degree days over summer.

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