Just found a Black Pine Cone what is the next procedure

Found a black pine cone yesterday it was quite green what is the next stage to germinate, some say soak first open cone then sow, some say freeze cone for a month then sow, which is best., are the best seeds ones that do not sink when placed in water ?

Here’s the basic process:

I don’t know if cones you collect now will produce viable seeds - fall is the best for collecting the cones.

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