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Getting Seeds From Pine Cones

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Grow your own pine tree from seed and make the world a greener place. This guide is about how to harvest pine seeds (also known as pine nuts) from the pine cone for planting.


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June 16, 2010

What does a pine cone seed look like?

By Prissy from Star City, AR


June 16, 20100 found this helpful

Kind of a smaller, flatter version of a sunflower seed.

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June 17, 20101 found this helpful

They are kind of hidden inside the cone.

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October 27, 20110 found this helpful

My mom and I were searching for pine cone seeds. She had just read that you shake it, but there were none there. How do we get some pine tree seeds?

By Abby



October 28, 20110 found this helpful

It depends on the species of pine tree. Some have very small seeds, and if you are looking for the edible variety of pine nuts, I was told they only produce them every 7 years and from my experience in living among the trees, that is true. Better luck next year...

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