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Re: 5 Needle Pine ID? Pic 3 Needles

Subject: Re: 5 Needle Pine ID? Pic 3 Needles
From: Jerry Ross
Date: Jul 29 2019 14:51:12
And, closer to these shores, Pinus pinea, the stone pine, and Pinus cembra, the arolla pine both have harvestable nuts




On 29/07/2019 15:03, Tahir Sharif wrote:
All pine seeds are supposed to be edible but most are absolutely pointless, you just harvest mature cones let them dry out so you can shake out the seeds and then crack them to extract the nut. I bought P halepensis as a nut pine but the nuts are the size of a grain of rice, you'd have to be mental to bother with them.

In Pakistan gerardiana nuts are roasted in their shell and sold like monkey nuts here, asian grocers in areas with a high Pakistani population normally stock them.

Tahir

On 29/07/2019 13:52, ajheggie@xxxxxx.com wrote:
On Mon, 29 Jul 2019 09:46:42 +0100, you wrote:

Tahir

Are all pinus seeds edible?

Do you do anything to prepare them?

Andrew












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