Pinus pinea Italian Stone Pine PINE NUT plant
Starter plant of this Italian Stone pine or Pinus pinea, famous for it is a delicious pine nut from the Mediterranean. The dome shaped tree is quite easy to grow and has been known to produce these wonderful nuts after just 3 years, although the norm is 6 years. Growing up to 40 feet tall, this pine is hardy in zones 8 to 11. It grows in full sun to part shade with very little extra care and have very few insect problems.