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there a 2012 crop? Yes, a small one.
there a 2011 crop? Not a signifigant crop, We chose not to
sell - the taste was off and it wassmall and not gathered
from New Mexico....
there a 2010 crop? No.
there a good crop of Piñon in 2008? It did snow
in the main picking areas early (before Christmas). There
was a ton of snow, 3 blizzards in a row. Despite the harvesting
ending early, there was a decent crop that year.. 2009 was
ok but an early blizzard cut the harvest short.
are pinon nut scarce? Pinon nuts take time to form and
many things can happen in the time between cone formation
and harvest. The cones themselves take 2 years to mature.
There is a saying in New Mexico... "once every seven
years a good crop comes along..." The ol' timers were
not kidding. Another reason was piñon tree the die
off 10-15 years ago. After an extended drought there was a
20 percent die off of pinon trees in some areas.
fresh Pinon nuts better? Our company sells more during
the fall harvest season then the rest of the year combined.
People prefer them fresh, period.
are Pinon nuts more expensive than other pine nuts? Pinon
nuts are the most desired variety of pine nut, supply and
demand work out the retail price. People gather them literally
by hand. There is no mechanized harvester used. New Mexico
Piñon nuts do taste delicious... After roasting, the toasted
buttery creamy flavor is addictive. Euell Gibbons author of
"Handbook of Edible Wild Plants" described pinon nuts "The
most palatable of all the wild foods."
Nevada pine nuts taste like New Mexico Pinon nuts? No
- they do not. Nevada pine nuts come from a different species.
New Mexico Pinon nuts come from the species Edullis - this
means edible in Latin. The Nevada pine nuts have a stronger
pine taste. If you ere raised with Nevada pine nuts, you probably
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