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Pineapple time

Posted by houstonpat 9a (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 24, 08 at 19:59

I'm cant figure why more people don't grow pineapple, except they take lotsa room. I've reduced down to 2 pots this year, but always get at least 1 or 2 fruit. Here's one pot. The fruit on the right will end up twice the size of the left one, but it will have to stay on the plant over the winter. I've learned an inportant lesson. When they start to get ripe, provide major protection from varmits.

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RE: Pineapple time

Wow, what's your secret? I've had a plant for about 2-3 years and it's never fruited.


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RE: Pineapple time

Mine always rot on me. What do you use for soil?


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Yeah, good questions. My secret is as much sun as possible. I fertilize it every couple weeks with superbloom. And water regularly. I use a good quality potting soil such as you'd get at Home Depot and grow them in a 20 gallon pot. Not to worry, my brother's plants produce small fruit and he lives in Waipahu Oahu on what used to be a Pinapple field. He says it's neamatoades. Below is last year's crop.

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Great pineapples housonpat! I harvested my very first pineapple yesterday, it was delicious!! It took appx. 18-20 months from when I planted the top of one that I purchased from a local grocery store. It has one "pup" right now. Do I just leave that one in the same pot with the mother plant and hope it will give me a pineapple later? Or do I remove it from the M.plant and repot it?

Thanks, here's a couple of pics...

picked it yesterday


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I need to buy superbloom then, because I have never fertilized my pineapple plant. Thank you.


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Nice pineapple puglvr. Myself, I just leave the pups and prune out the finished fruiting sections in the fall.


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RE: Pineapple time

Thanks houstonpat, I will just leave it and see what happens.


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