Tuesday, July 10, 2018

PLANTING THE PINEAPPLE

Remember a few weeks back when we started rooting some pineapple cuttings in glass jars?  It was time to plant them in actual soil.

Rooting a pineapple
You can see the roots developed nicely. I pulled them out and fluffed them open a bit.  

Planting a rooted pineapple
And then just put it in some potting soil and got it all tucked in and ready to go.  We have two.

Now the last time we tried this, they did great until the freeze when we forgot to put them inside.  We won't make that mistake again.  

We actually did this a couple of weeks ago, they are on the porch and are putting on some new leaves.  Since pineapples have a long lifespan before they produce, we'll keep them in these pots until they are big enough to put in the ground.  Or possibly we'll just put them in larger pots. Need to read up on that.  

Anyone ever grown pineapples like this?


17 comments:

  1. Great experiment project just to see if you will actually end up with pineapples growing.

    https://www.todayshomeowner.com/how-to-grow-pineapples-as-houseplants/

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    1. Hey', we'll see what happened right? Ha. Thanks for the link!!

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  2. One of our MG members grows them in northeast area of the county. I'll see her Thursday, I'm sure she will be happy to answer any questions!

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    1. I have got to get out there one of these days. Ugh. My weekends are so full but I need to make time for this.

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  3. i grew pineapples like this back in the 70's. i got a few small pineapples out of mine!

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    1. Back in the 70's? So I'm doing something retro!!! Ha! Love it. Actually, growing pineapple does sound like a 70's sort of thing. Everything old is new again!

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  4. I have rooted and planted pineapples but they never fruited. Still they were pretty plants.

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    1. I have rooted them also but we are way to far North to plant them outside and I got tired of them as potted plants. No fruit on mine as I got rid of them way before that.

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    2. I guess our weather (other than possible freeze in the winter) is perfect (at least from what I've read) . We'll see!! They do make pretty plants regardless. Thanks Anne and Myrna!

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  5. That is a good start, I have grown a Pineapple in a pot here in Queensland, we get down to -1 with frost some days in Winter as I am inland at high altitude.
    The plant did fruit but only a small one as I didn't know they need good fertilizer, I just grew it to see if it would fruit .....current ones getting better TLC....good luck with yours.

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    1. I need to do the research but we'll try and see what happens. Hey, if we don't get anything, it will still be a fun process waiting for something to happen, ha.

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  6. My partner's mother (who also lived in Queensland) did grow pineapples this way. Small ones, but very sweet.

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    1. I bet these are much like anything else we grown as compared to store bought, very very good.

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  7. I have never grown them on purpose but I did have one root itself in my compost pile. It grew well until we got a freeze.
    I saw pineapples growing on a friend’s farm on the Sunshine Coast north of Brisbane, Australia. They said it takes 2 years from planting to producing a pineapple.
    Looks like yours are off to a great start!

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    1. I'll probably have to plant it in larger pots. I need to see how bit they actually can get so I know I have the right size container, ha. It'll be fun regardless of what happens.

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  8. I keep saying I am going to plant the top, but I never do.

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    1. I can't tell you how many we have thrown away after I've said the same thing. I just made myself do it this time. ha. We'll see!!

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