Korean Pine produces delicious pine nuts that are super buttery with a slight pine flavour. These are the same pine nuts that are sold in grocery stores that people use to make pesto. A single cone produces over 50 nuts inside of it! On top of producing incredible foods to eat, these trees can survive zone 2 temperatures.
Korean Pines will appreciate an acidic well draining soil and absolutely needs partial shade while they are young. Protection from west sun is ideal until they are older (approximately 5+ years old). You can create a shade cloth tent around your trees, or plant them near trees that you can eventually cut or thin out when they are mature enough. Transplanting them into areas where Pine trees already grow is a perfect solution, or simply take some of the soil growing beneath established pine trees to amend into planting area. Mulching the trees with pine needles also seems to help. Our trees are inoculated with the appropriate mycorrhizae and should be planted with the media we package them in.
|Latin name||Pinus koraiensis|
|Sun Requirements||Part sun- needs protection from direct sun when it’s young|
|Average year to bear fruit||8-12|
|Harvest Time||Late September to early October|
|Soil||Acidic and well drained|
|Pollination||Self fertile but benefits from cross pollination|