Planting Pineapples in the ground???

solo_voyagerFebruary 10, 2014

I have been accumulating several pineapple starts.
4 are white pineapples obtained from a neighbor, and 7 are tops from commercial store bought yellow pineapples.
All have been sitting in the bird bath for a few days to weeks and have begun to sprout roots.
I am about to begin preparing a spot to plant them in.
The location I want to put them into is:

1. Full sun exposure
2. The existing soil is only a few [3 to 6" ?] inches deep over lava rock.
3. I am building another 6 to 8" of additional soil by layering mulch and 1-1/2" minus cinders over the existing soil.

I'm thinking that as long as I provide enough nutrients for fruit to develop nicely the location should be good enough.
Any comments?

What kind of spacing should I give them?

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Thwy might grow in the shallow planting but fruiting might be small and stunted. They will need about 18- 24 months minimum to fruit.
They drink alot of water while fruiting but should be well drained at the same time.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 9:41AM
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