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Photo taken by Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc. customer Samuel Thompson of seedling grown from SSC seed.
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Pinus sabiniana (Digger Pine seed) Sheffield`s Seed Co., Inc.
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Pinus sabiniana, Digger Pine Cone, Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.

Pinus sabiniana

Bull Pine, California Foothill Pine, Digger Pine, Foothills Pine, Gray Pine, Grayleaf Pine, Sabine Pine

  • Pinus sabiniana

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days
Germination: sow seed 1/2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

The Pinus sabiniana, also known as Bull Pine, California Foothill Pine, Digger Pine, Gray Pine, Grayleaf Pine, and Sabine Pine, is a pine endemic to California. It has pale blue-green needles that can grow up to 12 inches, and large cones that can reach 10 inches in length. Its needles grow in fascicles of three, drooping down to 30 cm in length. The tree can grow up to 35 meters in height, typically reaching 12-15 m. Its cones are large and heavy, with edible seeds, making it an important food source for local wildlife and indigenous people. This tree is well adapted to long, hot, dry summers, and can be found in the northern and interior portions of the California Floristic Province, as well as in the Sierra Nevada, the Coast Ranges foothills, the Transverse and Peninsular Ranges, and the Mojave Desert sky islands. Pinus sabiniana also yields an essential oil called ‘Abietine’ that is obtained by distilling the resinous juices. Its historical name “Digger Pine” has also been used to describe the indigenous people who foraged for its seeds, a term which is avoided by some authors due to its pejorative origin.

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