[NAFEX] Any US-Native Pine Nut/Pinyon for or the Northeast?
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Wed Dec 15 02:15:54 EST 2010
Any US-Native Pine Nut/Pinyon for orthe Northeast?
Topic: Pine Nuts – US Native
Is there a species or more of pinenut/pinyon that is/are indigenous to North America (west coast andmidwest) that can be successfully grown and will produce (even ifmarginally) in the Northeast/mid-Atlantic – i.e. New Jersey, zone6b/7a.
North American pine nuts traditionallycultivated that are indigenous to USDA zone 6 (and lower): short-leafpine (P. echinata); two-needle pinyon (P. edulis); sugar pine (P.lambertiana); California foothill pine (P. sabiniana); and Torreypine (P. torreyana).
Even though these specific pines comefrom like USDA zone regions, the many climatic differences (i.e.moisture, photo period, etc.) and differences in elevation (I'm nearsea level) make it seem unlikely that I could grow any one of these. However, there is a state park in upstate NY (high elevation) that,perhaps erroneously, lists hosting one of these – I forgot thespecies - and I think that I remember seeing one or more of these ina champion tree catalogues of neighboring states.
USDA zone 6b/7a; New Jersey
(p.s. to reduce redundancy – whenreplying, where practical, please remove my original text, except forsubject heading and specific points being replied to.)
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