This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A Pacific coast correspondent writes to us of the heavy weight of the cones of this piue, which grows in that region. He says that from curiosity he counted the number of seeds in a cone of average size and found there were one hundred and thirty of them. These seeds, like Sabiniana, and like the Cembra of Europe are very large and nut-like, their average size being about three-quarters of an inch in length. The one hundred and thirtv seeds weighed a trifle over three ounces, and the empty cone seven and three-quarters, making a total weight of near eleven ounces.
Collectors and others who have seen this tree in its native wilds say of it that it is beautiful and symmetrical in its growth, of medium height, with leaves of a deep glaucous green.