Southwestern White Pine, Border Pine, Chihuahua White Pine Pinus strobiformis

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Botanical Name:

Pinus strobiformis







Common Name:

Southwestern White Pine, Border Pine, Chihuahua White Pine

Seeds Per Pound:
24.11 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
90-120 feet
Collection Locale:
New Mexico
Lincoln National Forest
Crop Year:
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
In Stock: 24.11 lb
  • Pinus strobiformis

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 8 seeds)
1 oz (~ 159 seeds)
1 lb (~ 2540 seeds)
1 kg (~ 5600 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required. cold stratify for 120 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed. sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: stratification improves germination speed, but is not required.
In a Nutshell:
* The Chihuahua White Pine ( Pinus strobiformis ), family Pinaceae ) is a species of pine tree that occurs in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains of Western Mexico , from a short distance south of the United States border south through Chihuahua and Durango to Jalisco . It is typically a high-elevation pine, often growing mixed with several other pine species. In favourable conditions, it makes a tree to 30 m, rarely 40 m tall. more...
* Mexican White Pine ( Pinus ayacahuite ), the common name in Spanish is ayacahuite ; family Pinaceae ) is a species of pine native to the mountains of southern Mexico and western Central America , in the Sierra Madre del Sur and the eastern end of the Eje Volcánico Transversal , between 14° and 21°N latitude in the Mexican states of Guerrero , Oaxaca , Puebla , Veracruz and Chiapas , and in Guatemala , El Salvador and Honduras .
* This species provides one of the most important and sought-after softwoods of Mexico. Formerly very large trees were common, yielding large volumes of an attractive, easily worked timber that provided the raw material for furniture and finish carpentry throughout the country. Those great stands have been largely depleted now, especially in southern Mexico and Mesoamerica (Perry 1991, Farjon and Styles 1997). more...
* It grows on relatively moist areas with summer rainfalls, however specimens from its eastern and southern distribution live under really wet conditions; it needs full sun and well drained soils. Its temperature needs fluctuate between 19 to 10°C on average a year. This tree accepts from subtropical to cool climate. more...
* The oldest

tree VPK02, collected in the San Mateo Mountains of New Mexico by Henri Grissino-Mayer, J. Speer, and K. Morino had a crossdated age of 599 years. more...

The seed can be eaten raw or cooked. They can also be ground into a powder. Rich in oil, the seed has a slightly resinous flavour and a soft texture, it makes an excellent food. more...