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    Question A nearly three-year journey...

    So, just about three years ago I cut the top off of a pineapple and stuck it in some potting soil and was surprised it started to grow. Well, now, for the first time, we have this...



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    Now, I just have to figure out how long it takes to get ripe and when to pick it. Also, will the plant survive after it fruits?

    cheers,
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    Nice! Enjoy the fruit!

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    That is so cool. I believe the fruiting plant does die after it completes the fruiting cycle, but they can produce suckers that will continue on.




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    I bet it s very sweet and I'm expected at least you can harvest between 3 to 4 weeks from now. Take care from normal predator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidlady View Post
    That is so cool. I believe the fruiting plant does die after it completes the fruiting cycle, but they can produce suckers that will continue on.

    I was afraid of that. It is a long investment to see the plant bloom once and make one pineapple. lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    I bet it s very sweet and I'm expected at least you can harvest between 3 to 4 weeks from now. Take care from normal predator.
    Thank you for the information on harvest. I will keep it growing in the greenhouse so that nothing can get at it but me. hahaha....

    cheers,
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    Wow! I am so impressed!

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    You are going to enjoy that when it is ready. A good way to tell if the pineapple is ripe is to try to pull one of the top leaves off, if it does not come off it is not ready. I was told that by a produce manager at the grocery store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDT View Post
    You are going to enjoy that when it is ready. A good way to tell if the pineapple is ripe is to try to pull one of the top leaves off, if it does not come off it is not ready. I was told that by a produce manager at the grocery store.
    Excellent! Thank you!

    cheers,
    BD

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