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there be a 2015 crop? We have had some good spring rain, but
this will mostly affect next years crop.
there a 2014 crop. Yes a small one. We found them, very expensive,
very remote. Most of our competition gave up looking.
there a 2013 crop. no
there a 2012 crop. Yes, a small one
there a 2011 crop. Yes, a small one
there a 2010 crop? No.
there a 2009 crop, yes a small one.
there a 2008 crop? Yes, but, early blizzards cut the season
short. Good crop though.
are pinon nuts 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 5-10 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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