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pineapple blooms

This is a discussion on pineapple blooms within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Originally Posted by Diane LOL! That's what people here do with Avocado pits. I've grown ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane
    LOL! That's what people here do with Avocado pits. I've grown so many... But never had the room to put them out to grow to fruiting size. Biggest one right now is about 6 ft and about to go to Avocado heaven.. no room for it here. (I could be using that space for orchids!)
    They say that it only takes 18 years for an avacado to produce fruit from a seed grown plant. I have one growing in the back yard that is about 5 years old only 13 to go, WHEE!!! In the mean time they are 3 for $1 at the produce stand.
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    ummm... you need at least two avocado trees... a male and a female, so better get those other ones going

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    Quote Originally Posted by bench72
    ummm... you need at least two avocado trees... a male and a female, so better get those other ones going
    OMG!!! I didn't know that. You stopped me dead on my tracks. I was gonna plant one this year.

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    ok I did more learning and apparently in cooler areas it is possible to get plants to grow and fruit with one plant.

    See, the flowers on these will open as a female flower in the morning and then closes and the next day open in the afternoon as a male... vice versa... so, in warm areas it is synchronised so that you need two trees...

    But, in cooler regions, the plant gets mixed up and just flowers male and female all over itself so it is possible to get fruits...

    so there you go... start planting if you're in... umm... New York I guess...

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    i wont plant in NY. Well maybe in a pot to get it started. It would have gone in my parents back yard. Or front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tindomul1of9
    i wont plant in NY. Well maybe in a pot to get it started. It would have gone in my parents back yard. Or front.
    Where are you folks?
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    Well, both pineapple and avocado would have a hard time surviving NY winter... but both could be grown indoors as ornamental plants... If you want to try an avocado, I can start one for you but it will take a couple of months to get to the stage where I could ship it.

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    What a nice girl !!!
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