Pine cones come from pine trees, the most common type of coniferous tree in the world. Pine cones are part of the reproductive process of the pine tree, and there are both male and female cones. Male pine cones produce p... More »

Pine nuts grow inside cones and are the edible seeds of pine trees. There are approximately 20 species of pine trees in Asia, Europe and North America that produce pine nuts large enough to harvest as food. Pine trees ar... More »

Pine trees come primarily from the Northern Hemisphere. The trees do best in temperate to moderate climates. Different species grow in many areas in North America. More »

Pine nuts grow inside cones and are the edible seeds of pine trees. There are approximately 20 species of pine trees in Asia, Europe and North America that produce pine nuts large enough to harvest as food. Pine trees ar... More »

Pine cones drop from pine trees when they reach full maturation, which is when they reach approximately 2 years of age. These 2-year-old cones are female. More »

Identifying different types of pine trees can be difficult, but an educated observer can focus on specific characteristics to help with the process. This education includes observing the quantity and appearance of needle... More »

Pine cones reproduce by releasing seeds, either with wing-like structures that help them be dispersed by the wind or without wings to be dispersed by animals. The cones themselves are made up of woody scales that protect... More »