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

Louis Pittman lpittman at murraystate.edu
Fri Dec 7 22:41:28 EST 2012

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.


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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