Pine Nut Trees
The Korean pine (Pinus Koraiensis), Swiss stone pine (P. Cembra) and the Siberian pine (P. cembra siberica) are the largest seeded of the northern hardy edible nut pines. They need full sun for best conditions. This gourmet nut is slightly smaller than a pistachio. They are as hardy as our native red and white pines. Our trees are sold potted to ensure easier transplanting. To adapt them to your soil, use soil from under an old pine tree to inoculate them with the mycorrhiza that they need to survive. Tree size can be 20-25 m (80 ft) in height and spread 20 m (50 ft) at 100 years. They are self-pollinating.
Sorry, no pines can be sent to the USA and BC due to government movement restrictions.
The Korean pine is a native to Korea northward into cold regions of China. This is a 5 needle pine similar to our white pine for tree size and hardiness. The nuts are in the cones that take 2 years to mature. New cones form on the new growth each year. Suited for zones 3b-8.
The Siberian pine is a sub-species of the Swiss stone pine. They are very closely the same species even though they are thousands of km apart. This ornamental pine grows northward to the tree line in Siberia. Suited for zones 3-8. These are in the 12-20 cm (5 -8 inch) size range.