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.
Plant Information or Specifications
Sub Categories (HashTags)
Nutrient High Fat (#NutrientHighFat)
Warm Temperate, Arid (Dry)
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Yes (Often below -2)
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
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Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
Moderately Acidic (5.5-6.5)
April, May, June, July, August
Question & Answer
My 7 year old trees look more like a pinus radiata than the tree in label photo. Is that normal for a young tree? One of the 4 have 3 cones growing. Should we prune those low branches off ? From: BOX HILL SOUTH VIC
Young trees like quiet different to older trees. As they mature they loose that bluish leaf colour and do look more like a Pinus radiata. Yes I would prune the lower branches. They can take up to 12 yrs to bear nuts.
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