Normally, the value of a crop is found in some of its parts, be it the fruit, the wood or other characteristics. In the case of Pinus pinea, the economic value of this specimen is incalculable.
The pinion of the stone pine is a highly appreciated product whose consumption is increasing due to its nutritional properties and exquisite flavor, despite the difficulties in increasing its production. At present, considerable resources and time are devoted to the research, development and innovation of this tree. After several decades of trials, a series of genotypes with outstanding pine nut production have been defined, and progress is being made in the development of techniques specific cultivation methods for Pinus pinea.