[nafex] Pine-nuts for the northeast; including P. pumilla

Hector Black hblack1925 at fastmail.fm
Sat Dec 8 08:51:06 EST 2012


Steve -    I'm glad you're looking for dwarf trees.  I have both Korean nut pines and Siberian pines but the cones are about 25 ft. up on the trees.  We've never figured a way to harvest them.  Any suggestions out there?   Hector Black zone 6 middle tn


On Dec 7, 2012, at 9:41 PM, Louis Pittman wrote:

> Steve,
> Charles Rhora may be the most knowlegeable person I'm aware of, with regard
> to the nut pines.  He's been in on discussions here recently - hopefully
> he'll chime in, but if not, contact him.
> 
> LLP
> 
> On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 8:42 PM, Steven Covacci <filtertitle at aol.com> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> 
>> Hi,
>> I'm looking to select a type of cultivated pine-nut appropriate for zone
>> 6b - Northeast.  I'm actually thinking of Pinus pumilla (dwarf Siberian
>> pine); although it's not self-fertile, I read that the seed is reasonably
>> large - and I like that it's a dwarf tree - i'd rather plant 2 of these
>> than a large (self-fertile) tree of a different species, if it's a good
>> seed.
>> Any good recommendations of self-fertile trees, in case this is not the
>> best solution?  I know nearly nothing about non-native pine trees.
>> Thanks,
>> Steve; NJ
>> 
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