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    I'm betting it is the best pineapple you have ever tasted.



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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidlady View Post
    I'm betting it is the best pineapple you have ever tasted.



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    Absolutely!

    cheers,
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    They can put up more than just one fruit, but the successive fruits tend to be smaller. An old veteran pineapple grower told me that if you want to grow a pineapple plant faster, don't use the top portion of a fruit. Instead, look at the leaves on the side. As your plant gets some size on it, you will see areas where the leaves appear to clump together. If you check those areas from time to time, you will see that the clumps of leaves are actually juvenile plants. I don't know exactly when those can be removed from the main plant. But, my old friend told me that he had done it for quite a while, and that was unquestionably the fastest way to get a fruiting size 'napple, and he had plenty. I just don't have the space for them, or I'd have done it myself by now.
    Also, many of the new varieties have been bred to not have prickly leaves so the pickers don't get stuck as much as before. If you can find some that still have prickly leaves, and if you have the space, they are great to plant just inside your fences / walls for added security, nice appearance, and a tasty reward in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yug View Post
    They can put up more than just one fruit, but the successive fruits tend to be smaller. An old veteran pineapple grower told me that if you want to grow a pineapple plant faster, don't use the top portion of a fruit. Instead, look at the leaves on the side. As your plant gets some size on it, you will see areas where the leaves appear to clump together. If you check those areas from time to time, you will see that the clumps of leaves are actually juvenile plants. I don't know exactly when those can be removed from the main plant. But, my old friend told me that he had done it for quite a while, and that was unquestionably the fastest way to get a fruiting size 'napple, and he had plenty. I just don't have the space for them, or I'd have done it myself by now.
    Also, many of the new varieties have been bred to not have prickly leaves so the pickers don't get stuck as much as before. If you can find some that still have prickly leaves, and if you have the space, they are great to plant just inside your fences / walls for added security, nice appearance, and a tasty reward in time.
    Thank you! Because of our location, we have to grow inside a greenhouse during the late fall - early spring, so space is an issue. That said, I grew this one on the floor level of the greenhouse between the benches, so lots of space. I'll look and see if any smaller side plants are down in the pot. I appreciate the information!

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yug View Post
    They can put up more than just one fruit, but the successive fruits tend to be smaller. An old veteran pineapple grower told me that if you want to grow a pineapple plant faster, don't use the top portion of a fruit. Instead, look at the leaves on the side. As your plant gets some size on it, you will see areas where the leaves appear to clump together. If you check those areas from time to time, you will see that the clumps of leaves are actually juvenile plants. I don't know exactly when those can be removed from the main plant. But, my old friend told me that he had done it for quite a while, and that was unquestionably the fastest way to get a fruiting size 'napple, and he had plenty. I just don't have the space for them, or I'd have done it myself by now.
    Well...They are bromeliads, after all, and bromeliads do "pup", so that makes good sense. (And something I never thought about before!)

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    Very interesting! Enjoy it Bruce!

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    I guess, I need to start making one in my backyard. The pineapply tree fits your background real nice!

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