Young Japanese Black Pines tree developed some pine cones?

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Hello guys, my 3 years old japanese black pine developed something like a pines cones but it quite soft, if its a pine cones isnt it impossible for a very young tree to developed seed?, any idea what is it? I live in North Borneo and i bought the seed a few years ago and i have no experience about this tree but its quite hardy plant really.

If you mean the brown structure below the branch, it’s a pollen cone. These develop in spring and release the pollen that fertilizes the actual “cone,” the female counterpart to the cone you see.

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