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Pinus geradiana - Chilgoza Pine - 10 Fresh Seeds

Pinus geradiana - Chilgoza Pine - 10 Fresh Seeds

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Pinus geradiana - Chilgoza Pine - 10 Fresh Seeds

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Pinus geradiana - Chilgoza Pine

This sale is for 10 fresh seeds of the Chilgoza Pine - Pinus gerardiana

The common name means 40 nuts in one cone, a reference to the edible seeds.

This is a pine native to the northwestern Himalaya in eastern Afghanistan, Pakistan, and northwest India, growing at elevations between 1800–3350 m. It often occurs in association with Blue Pine (Pinus wallichiana) and Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara), seeds of which can be found in separate listings.

The trees are 10-20m tall with usually deep, wide and open crowns with long, erect branches. The bark is very flaky, peeling to reveal light greyish-green patches, similar to the closely related Lacebark Pine (Pinus bungeana). The branchlets are smooth and olive-green. The leaves are needle-like, borne in 3's, 6–10 cm long, spreading stiffly, glossy green on the outer surface, with blue-green stomatal lines on the inner face; the sheaths falling in the first year. The cones are 10–18 cm long, 9–11 cm wide when open.

Chilgoza Pine is well known for its edible seeds, rich in carbohydrates and proteins. The seeds are locally called and marketed as "Chilgoza", "Neja" (singular) or "Neje" (plural). Chilgoza is one of the most important cash crops of tribal people residing in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, India.

Easy from seed, this will make an unusual garden tree or an ideal subject for bonsai use.  Never common, either in cultivation or in the wild. this is a chance to obtain this very hardy pine tree.

Full instructions are included with every seed and plant purchase.  You may elect to have these sent by email if you wish.


Important Note for all Seeds and Plants

All seeds sold are fresh and are stored in conditions suitable to promote the viability of that particular type of seed.  All plants are guaranteed to be free from disease when supplied. 

Germinating seeds and growing plants are subject to many other factors including the conditions under which they are raised (including but not limited to: Light, moisture, soil, humidity) and the skill of the individual grower.  As the vendor, such  factors are completely outside of my control and all seeds and plants are supplied on this basis.


 
    Payment and Shipping

PAYMENT TERMS: If bidding on more than one item please email me for a combined postage quote as this may save you money. International customers please pay by PayPal. If paying by PayPal please combine multiple orders together into one payment


SHIPPING TERMS: General

I aim to dispatch all orders within 48 hours of confirmed payment, although during busy periods this may not be possible

All orders are sent out in strict rotation (first come, first served), please see my shop pages for details as to the anticipated delivery times and what to do if an item fails to arrive

International Customers

I will now only be charging two rates for postage for all orders of seeds REGARDLESS of the number of packs bought.

European Rate
Rest of World Rate
Tracked/Signed for services are offered at cost and on some larger orders this may be the only option - my shop pages have full details

You must ask for a combined invoice before paying. Once payment has been made, orders will not normally be retrospectively combined

 

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Variety Trees
Sub-Type Bonsai
Genus Pinus
Type Seeds
species geradiana
Condition New


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