Pineapple growing

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  1. Letsgokate

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    I did the pineapple top method to grow roots as shown in the video above I posted. This is the results.

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    Probable about 3/4 weeks of sitting in the water.

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    Well done! Home grown pineapples are generally smaller but geez they taste fantastic!
     
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    Awesome info here guys :) I just got hold of 2 pineapples with the tops on for $1 (missed the 3 for $1 offer they had the week before :'( ) and am going to plant them in a pot so hopefully when we move they're good to go :D

    My mum once chucked hers into the compost and it grew however I think she ripped it out after a year thinking it wouldn't fruit - my takeaway is that they're pretty hardy ;)
     
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    Can pineapples grow in non tropical areas and produce fruit? I've had pineapple tops start in compost heaps but never did anything with them. i wonder if I could get a pineapple
     
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    My father-in-law grew them down in Bermagui NSW (pretty cold and coastal).
     
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    Next time I buy a complete pineapple I'll have to give it a go
     
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    20170924_160809.jpg 20170924_160817.jpg This is my about 5 year old pineapple I grown from a head. It started grown it in Townsville the when he was about 2 we moved to the gold coast. Surprising it stated fruiting 1 month before moving and the fruit survived the 1400km on the roof of the car. I get fruit all year round on him but move in summer it lived it whole life in that pot.
     

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    Wow that's awesome
     
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    So many pups! They are all fruiting at different times.
    Great effort Jeremie. It looks very healthy too.
    What fertilizer do you put on it?
    And is it liquid or pellet?
     
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    To be honest he gets a lot of neglect. But even now and then some liquid sea weed if I have some left over from the other plants or chicken poo. But still makes nice sweet pineapple. Don't know why but the plants I do the least to and is my best fruiting plant
     
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    Likewise I've also got 2 pineapples starting to fruit. This is actually their 3rd year, but last year the pots I had them in became waterlogged due to poor drainage (an oversight on my part) and I guess this is why I got nada last year. So don't over love them seems to be key!
     
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    Amazing how well they're doing in that pot! So hardy! I love growing pineapples :)
     
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    Oh man you have to be patient to grow pineapples!! Mine are now a great size...but waiting for them to yellow up a bit. I still read conflicting info online about whether they'll actually ripen once picked. The most likely info I think is that they will get juicier, but not develop any further sugar once picked...so I'm leaving them a little longer. Has anyone picked theirs yet?
     
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    I did have a couple of small fruit but they have vanished.
    Little wonder really, cos I have neglected them terribly!
    The pines are planted in a far away corner so they get forgotten at times.

    On ABC TV news a few days ago was a news item about growers in Nth QLD who have been forced to dump their crops because they ripened too quickly due to the weather.
    The cannery wont take them outside of their allotted timeline window.
    So acres of dumped pines are rotting in the hot sun!
    What an absolute waste!
    What have we come to?!
     
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    Just popped out to water the veg patch as it's SOOO hot today. One of my pineapples seems to have sunburn (so do some lemons). So now I need to find out if I can leave the fruit to fully ripen of whether I should just pick it in case the burn causes the whole thing to spoil! Who knew a pineapple could burn!
     
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    Commercial growers protect their pines in tropical area by one of 2 ways.

    They either use physical barriers in the form of shredded paper or wood wool which is the curly shavings from wood working shops.

    The other way is to powder the pines with kaolin clay or a product the same as body powder that people use after a shower.

    Both work well but the wood wool lasts best when rained on. The other products need replacing if the rain is heavy.

    Once the flesh starts to cook inside the skins, flies will come & lay maggot eggs very quickly so almost worth picking that fruit now & using it some other way.
     
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    It amazes me how patient pineapple growers must be. We gave it a go and even with the best of our abilities to barricade the pineapple heads in the soil the leaves were massacred by what we think were hares. After that I just gave up, and just buy them at the local market... :(
     
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    Oh Ash, that's unfortunate...I'd have thought there'd be very few critters capable of eating a pineapple plant! Try putting a few in pots. Mine have all fruited, and thrown 3 or more pups each. I'll choose the best to plant as we only eat a couple of pines a year. Apparently if you plant the pups separately rather than leave them on the parent plant, you get full sized fruit.
     
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    So I ended up picking the burnt pineapple...not ripe - almost no sugar. I think that one will end up in the worm farm. It's the worst thing about growing your own...the LONG wait, only to get no real return at the end of it. I did manage to get a good crop of corn this year though. Each plant popped about 3 cobs.
     
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