Pineapple growing

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  1. letsgo

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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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