Project 365 day three hundred and twenty eight, pine cones

 

Pine nuts (seeds) have become very popular, now being able to purchase them in most supermarkets like Tesco or ASDA. There are about 20 different harvestable pine nuts with the rest being to small I guess to be cost effect to harvest. What I didn’t know was that there are male and female Pine Cones. The cones that you we normally see are the large wooden cones, behind each cone leaf is one or two seeds/nuts. These are the female cones, these vary from tree to tree. The male cone is smaller and pretty much looks the same between species and contains the pollen. The 2nd picture is included out of interest, lots of male cones can be seen at the bottom of the female cone.

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