[NAFEX] Any US-Native Pine Nut/Pinyon for or the Northeast?
jelie at new.rr.com
jelie at new.rr.com
Wed Dec 15 05:08:10 EST 2010
I cannot recall the source but, have read that grafting the Korean Nut Pine to the faster growing, Eastern White Pine, really speeds things up.
---- Lee Reich <lreich at hvc.rr.com> wrote:
> A number of the pines you list have been growing in the NY Botanical Garden for decades. The best one for the northeast are the very hardy Korean pine (Pinus koreansis); also good are the Swiss Stone pine (P. cembra) and the Siberian pine (P. sibirico). I've been growing Korean pine for 10-20 years and just recently have seen some cones up at the top of the tree.
> Lee Reich, PhD
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> On Dec 15, 2010, at 2:15 AM, Steven Covacci wrote:
> > Any US-Native Pine Nut/Pinyon for or the Northeast?
> > Topic: Pine Nuts – US Native
> > Is there a species or more of pine nut/pinyon that is/are indigenous to North America (west coast and midwest) that can be successfully grown and will produce (even if marginally) in the Northeast/mid-Atlantic – i.e. New Jersey, zone 6b/7a.
> > North American pine nuts traditionally cultivated that are indigenous to USDA zone 6 (and lower): short-leaf pine (P. echinata); two-needle pinyon (P. edulis); sugar pine (P. lambertiana); California foothill pine (P. sabiniana); and Torrey pine (P. torreyana).
> > Even though these specific pines come from like USDA zone regions, the many climatic differences (i.e. moisture, photo period, etc.) and differences in elevation (I'm near sea 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 the species - and I think that I remember seeing one or more of these in a champion tree catalogues of neighboring states.
> > Thanks,
> > Steve Covacci
> > USDA zone 6b/7a; New Jersey
> > (p.s. to reduce redundancy – when replying, where practical, please remove my original text, except for subject heading and specific points being replied to.)
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