We routine go shopping to our neighborhood Walmart super center for everything from grocery to medicine.
We noticed that there are plenty of trees planted in park lot areas. We guess those trees are pine trees like.
Here in Lousiana, we have several kind of pine trees, some of them are:
- The longleaf pine tree (Pinus palustris)
- The loblolly pine tree (Pinus taeda)
- The slash pine tree (Pinus elliottii).
- The Virginia pine tree (Pinus virginiana)
- The shortleaf pine tree (Pinus echinata)
Pine trees mainly are evergreen, but some species change their leaves color to red to brown in the autumn, then fall down.
We know that leaves of pine trees at our neighborhood have changed colors during fall season. The tree and leaves re-grow in the spring.
We are quite surprising, after take a look closer to the branches that the trees are producing nuts or seeds at this time around, middle of May.
Like other trees in the northern hemisphere, the production followed the seasonal temperatures.
We read from literature that at least 20 species of pine trees produces nuts or seeds. Our pine nuts size is quite big enough with rounded shapes.
Most pine nuts are edible and good for sources of nutritional foods. Zero cholesterol and sodium.
Have you tried nuts of a pine tree?