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Old November 8, 2006   #1
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Anyone here try growing one? I am trying one now. Web sites tell me two or three years to yeild! Good thing I am a patient man!
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Old November 8, 2006   #2
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I thought pineapples are not hardy.

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Old November 8, 2006   #3
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my parents went to Hawaii
a couple years ago and brought
back with them a top of a pineapple for
me to grow....

I dried it out ...
Planted it ...
And, it started to grow !
But then all of a sudden it stopped ...

I'll try it again ... but it is tricky ...
It is like any tropical in my opinion ...
"Out you go in the summer"
"Come on in, in the winter" ~

My lemon trees need the same treatment ...

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Old November 8, 2006   #4
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I have 4 growing right now and they seem to be doing well. They have been growing for several months and were bought from my Aunt in Hawaii (she ate the fruit hehehe). You cut the tops and strip some leaves and plant them. I have them in pots and they are inside right now since they would not like the temps out here. I also heard 2-3 years for harvest. But Im patient as well
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I have 4 growing right now and they seem to be doing well. They have been growing for several months and were bought from my Aunt in Hawaii (she ate the fruit hehehe). ----
When I was in Hawaii, I saw two kinds of pineapple, the regular kind and a much smaller what they called low acid kind. Round shape and about the size of a large grapefruit. Very very sweet. I have not seen it here. Propbably better for growing indoors.

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It sounds like it would be. I believe the ones she sent are regular...Next time she goes I will ask her about the other ones. I think shes in India right now, Then somewhere in Russia, then Japan again then she gets to spend (we think) at least a year in the states (which means probably 4 months). One of these days i will figure out what she does.
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I once got one going by accident. I had the top of a fresh one that I put down by my compost bin. I meant to chop it up and add it to the compost but it was way out back and I forgot. It was on a mulchy spot with rich soil and leaves...and it rooted to the ground and then started to grow! It was just a top from a fruit we had eaten...chopped off about an inch or two below the leaves.

I eventully dug it up, potted it, and took it inside for the winter. It turned into a big spikey monster! After 2 or 3 years it still hadn't shown signs of fruit..so I kind of lost interest...then left it out too long last winter and killed it

So the poor thing ended up in the compost after all
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It put up a fight though Jenn, it did not want to be Compast ...thats for sure...hehehe
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Hey, I just saw some small, grapefruit sized pineapples in the grocery store yesterday, they were labelled baby pineapples. 2 for $5.
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I beth THOSE would be great to plant in pots and bring indoors for the winter
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