Lonely Korean pine nut tree seeking

I have 2 small Korean pine nut trees but I think one is dying. Does anyone has one that they are willing to sell? thanks!

This is prob in the wrong section. I wanted to delete post but can’t find the feature to do it. Apologies

It looks like Burnt Ridge nursery has them for sale.

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I’m in a similar situation, although I’m hoping I’ll eventually be able to get detailed advice on starting them from seed and go that route. I bought trees from Burnt Ridge on at least two occasions. The first time only one established itself survived, but it’s doing very well now. The second time none got established. I bought seed after that, hoping to avoid whatever transplanting issues I was having, but I may have messed something up with the stratification. In any case, I never succeeded in getting any seeds to germinate.

Thanks @Quill. I have to call them to make sure they are the ones that will give pine nuts

@cousinfloyd the ones you got from Burnt ridge do they edible pine nuts. I had a nice one for 4 yrs but one yr I forgot to remove the tray and it got water logged and died. then I bought 2 more for a very good price but one is starting to die. The vendor is refusing to sell them cos after I got them last yr I wanted a few more but he said no. they are 5 yr old and I bought them for $12 each plus $12 for shipping.

I have a Korean Nut Pine and a Siberian Nut Pine due for delivery today from One Green World. The Siberian one is supposed to be extremely slow growing, and since I am already retirement age, I hope I will still have teeth to chew when and if they ever get nuts. The Siberian one is hardy to zone 2. From what I understand, they prefer higher ground, light soil. They are both $24.95 each, but I don’t know if one can still order this year any more. Have others tried growing these? I imagine squirrel guards will be needed to get a harvest. I assume the two species are compatible for cross-pollination. Am I correct?

@northwoodswis4 i have korean nut pine and needed another as you need 2 to pollinate. They take a long time to produce pine cones. I had one which was 6-7yrs old and I accidentally killed it :frowning: The 2 I have are prob 5 yr old seedling, one is not doing good and near death, I have them in pot. I hope I would still be alive to see them bear. Not holding my breath cos I need every breath!

thanks for the info, I have been busy but will try to email to ask them if they can ship, in pots they may do

My Korean pine nut tree has been in the ground for 2-3 years (after a year or two in pots). It seems to be doing well, but it was still under 2’ tall at the start of this year.

I don’t have room :frowning: Broke my heart when my 5ft one died. I think it will take 10yrs to produce pinecones. I have emailed One Green World @northwoodswis4 to ask if they would ship. I have yet to contact Burnt Ridge @Quill. OK, back to talking/scolding my trees!

Roundface, Are you trying to grow it in a pot for 6-7 years? If so, that may be why they aren’t thriving. I guess these things are a lesson in patience. Maybe I should get a third one to have a spare.

@northwoodswis4 I want to grow them permanently in containers. bTW, burnt ridge sold out and Onegreenworld shipping season is closed

I got some seeds to germinate at a high rate for the first time this year. I stratified the seeds in the fridge in a bag with moist sawdust. Instead of planting them directly into nursery beds like I do with most other tree seeds, I put them in a tray with bottom heat. It took about 5-6 weeks, but they are coming up now very nicely. You can get seed from F.W. Schumacher.

THanks @Chestnut. I saw that the one Burntridge has was grafted. I wonder what rootstock they use and where i can get the rootstock, maybe i can graft a branch from the one that is still alive/

My favorite pine nuts are pinyon pine nuts. They have the best flavor of the pine nuts I have eaten. The Korean pine nuts and Siberian pine nuts lack the flavor of the pinyon. I remember when I was a kid growing up in western Colorado and going to pick them every fall. They grow in the Southwestern part of the United States. You can order seeds online and could possibly plant some to start trees. I sure do miss having them around all the time. I think I will have to try growing some here.

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My grandad used to carry pinyon nuts in his chaps when he was riding. He loved to eat them for a snack. He was a rancher in southwest Colorado and New Mexico, he is gone now many years but I remember he is the first person to show me what a pinyon but was.