But with the Indians, to miss the nut pine harvest, means to have no bread for the winter that is coming.
By far the most abundant and interesting of these is the Pinus Fremontiana, 18 or nut pine.
The harshest mountainsides, hot and waterless, seem best adapted to the nut pine's development.
The Nevada slope of the mountains below 7500 ft. is covered with the nut pine down to the sage plains.
This is a nut pine forest, the bountiful orchard of the red man.
Mexican Pinon (Pinus cembroides) is known also as nut pine, pinon pine and stone-seed Mexican pinon.
Coulter Pine (Pinus coulteri) is also known as nut pine, big cone pine, and long cone pine.
It is sometimes known as the nut pine, for it bears a nut of which the natives are very fond.
A seed bed, incidentally, is a very necessary protection against rodents in the case of nut pine seed.