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Bristlecone Pine Seeds

Bristlecone Pine Seeds

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    Item #052


    The seeds are packed with all the genetic material needed to develop into the oldest type of organism on the planet, a bristlecone pine tree.

    Bristlecone pines are a group of 3 species of pine trees that can live for thousands of years. The oldest confirmed, non-clonal organism on the planet is a 4,850 year old bristlecone pine. Its called Methuselah, and its exact location in California is kept secret.

    The oldest known non-living tree was also a bristlecone pine, called Prometheus, that was accidentally cut down in 1964 at 4,900 years old.

    Dendroclimatologists depend on these ancient trees’ rings to provide the longest continual climate record.

    Bristlecone pine thrives in harsh environments, especially rocky soil, with high winds and no rainfall. This typically limits them to high altitudes where they don’t have to compete with other plants. Keep this in mind when finding your tree a home.

    Bristlecone pine wood is resistant to rot and insects. This means trees can continue to stand for centuries after they’ve died and even erode from water and wind like stone.


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    W.M.
    Bristlecone pine seeds

    Great packaging! Can't wait until they sprout.

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    Anonymous (Illinois, United States)
    Just as Described

    The package arrived promptly and was just as described. I’m pleased with the seed sample and I hope that I can germinate.

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    S.I. (Massachusetts, United States)
    Earth treasure

    Very cool specimens to have and plant!

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    M.G. (Texas, United States)
    bristlecone pine seeds, it's all good, but

    I figured out your seeds are the aristata and I was really looking for the longaeva

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    D.H. (Utah, United States)
    Excellent Experience

    The whole process was easy; the purchase promptly sent/received; immaculately packaged and the seeds looked robust. Will definitely purchase again

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    M.A.J. (Pennsylvania, United States)

    Didnt receive them yet

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