[NAFEX] Pine tree Nuts

Lon Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Thu Oct 28 23:32:00 EDT 2004

The Italian Stone Pine is native to a Mediterranean climate, so would 
do well in California.  I understand they can take 30 years to come 
into bearing.  Sugar pines have seeds large enough to use, but the 
trees aren't a backyard tree.   Actually, the seeds of many pines are 
edible, it's largely a matter of size.  If they are too small to crack 
and use easily, it may be more work than you want to put into them.
-Lon Rombough

On Oct 28, 2004, at 6:54 PM, Ray Kaminski wrote:

    Am looking for some help to find a source of Pine Tree Nut trees.  
Had the chance to enjoy some nuts(imported) while on a visit to our 
family in California this summer. They were very tasty.
Have started my son-in-law on vegetable gardening and 6 fruit trees, 
now would like to expand to raising a couple of pine nut trees.
   The question I have as I live in Wisconsin, the shipping laws are 
different for each state,  what are the restrictions for California?
   Where can you get nut trees that are for that zone?  Searching Google 
there are some in Canada but could not find any other places.  Seems 
like they are even grown in colder areas.
  Has anyone grown those anywhere on the West Coast?
   Would love to get him a couple for his upcoming birthday and let him 
start and as they have a couple of young children, it would be a chance 
for all to watch and learn.
   Any help would be greatly appreciated either on line or off line.     
P.S.  Notice a lot of searching is done by the Nafex group, you might 
try http://clusty.com/ .  It groups a lot of info for you and beats 
Google in ease of finding items.

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