Please Tell Me How To Grow From Cones

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by WolfWalksSoftly, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. WolfWalksSoftly

    WolfWalksSoftly Level II -Inappropriate

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    I am wanting to grow some pines, have the cones (from this year) how do I go about it? Do I leave them outside till spring then burn them and plant or what?
    Thanks for any advice.
     
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    chamoisee Well-Known Member

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    I think it depends on what type of pine you have. Longleaf pine supposedly needs fire to germinate, but up here where I am, we would just pry the seeds out of the cone and plant them as they are.
     

  3. Meg Z

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    For the species that are fire dependant, such as longleaf or pond pine, the heat simply makes the cones open. You can accomplish the same thing by sticking them in a paper bag on a hot day, and leaving them on the dashboard of your car! Less work than prying :angel: .

    Have fun!
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  4. WolfWalksSoftly

    WolfWalksSoftly Level II -Inappropriate

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    I am pretty sure they are White Pine and long needle pines...Thanks for the info.