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What the Heck kind of bromiliad did my PO plant?

Posted by alys_esmond 9b Orlando (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 3, 12 at 21:39

Under my magnolia tree is a ring of what looks like pineapple plants. Today I found one flowering (inflorescing?):

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Any thoughts on what this is?


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RE: What the Heck kind of bromiliad did my PO plant?

PO = Parole Officer? Photobucket


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RE: What the Heck kind of bromiliad did my PO plant?

Ha, ha, love_the_yard!

Previous Owner... the fine lady who planted sun-loving plants in the shade (bougainvillea under a NW-facing porch, blue sky vine at the base of a live oak tree) , shade loving plants in full sun (Camellia in the middle of the yard, oyster plant out by the mailbox) , dry-loving plants in moisture (crown of thorns in a hole beside a sprinkler) and EVERYTHING too close to fences or walls (Crepe Myrtle trunk 3' from the house).


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RE: What the Heck kind of bromiliad did my PO plant?

It sure looks like a pineapple to me. You'll find out soon enough. If it is a pineapple it will take another 5 months to ripen.


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RE: What the Heck kind of bromiliad did my PO plant?

I agree. That pineapple will be the sweetest you have ever tasted.


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RE: What the Heck kind of bromiliad did my PO plant?

Nope, that's not a pineapple (there's no crown of leaves at the top). Also, there is a lack of spines on the leaf margins (another indicator of species in the genus Ananas). I think it's some species of Bromelia, such as the native pinguin.


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RE: What the Heck kind of bromiliad did my PO plant?

It looks just like my pineapples. I've had a few pop out in the past week or so. Some have spines on the leaves and some are smooth. The one on the smooth leaf variety is more pink than red. I guess the crown of leaves comes later.


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RE: What the Heck kind of bromiliad did my PO plant?

Hmmm,

guess I'll have to wait and see how the fruit develops.

I know it looks a little different from my actual pineapple tops I planted last year, those certainly have attack spines, but these guys have spines further up the leaves.

It's got more flowers today, a very pretty purple!


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Update!

It's a pineapple!
I'm so very pleased.
Over the past week or so it's gone from purplish, to dark green, and yesterday I saw the bright yellow.

Wandered over to look at it and could smell it... mmmmm!
Noticed that it was beginning to fall off its stalk, so picked it this morning.

I think I'll give it a day or two to completely ripen though.

I've finally beaten the squirrels to something!


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RE: What the Heck kind of bromiliad did my PO plant?

What a beautiful pineapple!


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RE: What the Heck kind of bromiliad did my PO plant?

I agree...that is an absolute stunner of a pineapple! Let us know how it tastes.


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RE: What the Heck kind of bromiliad did my PO plant?

Don't harvest it too soon- mine always tasted the sweetest when I waited until the stem bent.


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RE: What the Heck kind of bromiliad did my PO plant?

Hi
You were right both ways . Pineapple are a type of Brom as well as a dozen kinds of pineapple. That one is looking good!! gary


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RE: What the Heck kind of bromiliad did my PO plant?

Drooling here! Enjoy!


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