Pinus sabiniana (sometimes spelled P. sabineana), with vernacular names including foothill pine, gray pine, and digger pine, is a pine endemic to California in the United States. Some sources discourage using the name "digger pine", considering it pejorative.
The Pinus sabiniana tree typically grows to 36–45 feet (11–14 m), but can reach 105 feet (32 m) feet in height. The needles of the pine are in fascicles (bundles) of three, distinctively pale gray-green, sparse and drooping, and grow to 20–30 cm (8–12 inches) in length. The seed cones are large and heavy, 12–35 cm (4 3⁄4–13 3⁄4 inches) in length and almost as wide as they are long.
When fresh, they weigh from 0.3 to 0.7 kilograms (0.7 to 1.5 lb), rarely over 1 kilogram (2.2 lb). The male cones grow at the base of shoots on the lower branches.