Tree seed - Gray pine

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(Pinus sabiniana)

Also known as foothill pine or ghost pine, this species is endemic to California. Notable for its large cones and heavy seeds, the pine nuts have been used as a food source by the native peoples of the region. It typically grows to 15m height, occasionally reaching 35m or more. Needles have a distinct pale grey and green colour, which grow in bundles of 3. The cones are very large, over 20cm long and often weighing more than a kilogram. Gray pine enjoys full sunlight and naturally inhabits lower elevation hillsides.

Germination: Soak in water for 24 hours, then cold stratify for 120 days. Seeds require a long cold period to reliably break dormancy.

Packet contains at least 25 seeds.