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Post  dstack on 3/1/2015, 7:23 pm

So excited to see that 6 of our 9 pineapple plants are either blooming or about to bloom and produce fruit! None of these plants are more than 15 months old, and I was told they won't produce for 3 or 4 years because I started these from pineapple tops rather than suckers. It's amazing how the right care can make a difference. Very Happy














This is the pineapple shelves that I built this past summer.  They take up so much space so I wanted them up and out of the  way. They also don't take much water or attention, although I did fertilize them about 3 weeks ago with a citrus fertilizer that's also good for tropical fruit trees, and of course... PINEAPPLES!   Smile





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Post  plantoid on 3/1/2015, 8:42 pm

I'm jealous the only pineapples we get over here are iut of tins or from the supermarkets half ripe,  never to ripen so called fresh  fruit shelves
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/1/2015, 9:31 pm

+1!  Those look great, DStack!  Congratulations!
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Post  dstack on 3/1/2015, 9:44 pm

AtlantaMarie wrote:+1!  Those look great, DStack!  Congratulations!
Thanks Marie!  It all caught me by surprise this afternoon.  And what a nice surprise!  I really didn't expect them to produce so soon, nor this time of year.
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Post  mschaef on 3/1/2015, 10:17 pm

I have never seen a pineapple bloom...till now. Thank you for sharing. They are beautiful.
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Post  dstack on 3/2/2015, 5:42 am

mschaef wrote:I have never seen a pineapple bloom...till now. Thank you for sharing. They are beautiful.
Your welcome mschaef!  They are basically bromeliads, and the only one that I know that produces fruit.
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Post  Goosegirl on 3/2/2015, 6:44 am

Those are absolutely beautiful!!! You have to show us more pics as the fruit develops and your first slice!
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Post  dstack on 3/2/2015, 6:47 am

Goosegirl wrote:Those are absolutely beautiful!!! You have to show us more pics as the fruit develops and your first slice!
Will do.  A local Facebook friends says she has to harvest them early before the squirrels get them.  She lets them ripen in a window.  But here, my garden cats HOPE the squirrels just try!  Hehehehe!
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Post  sanderson on 3/2/2015, 2:14 pm

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Post  donnainzone5 on 3/2/2015, 2:27 pm

Gorgeous pictures!  That's quite an accomplishment.
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Post  Goosegirl on 3/3/2015, 8:39 am

dstack wrote:
Goosegirl wrote:Those are absolutely beautiful!!! You have to show us more pics as the fruit develops and your first slice!
Will do.  A local Facebook friends says she has to harvest them early before the squirrels get them.  She lets them ripen in a window.  But here, my garden cats HOPE the squirrels just try!  Hehehehe!

Would love to see the face-off!
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Post  llama momma on 3/3/2015, 8:52 am

Looking Good Congratulations!
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Post  jimmy cee on 3/3/2015, 9:17 am

How are pineapple outer covering for composting ? I've been adding quite a lot recently to my compost piles.
Try to chop them up when not frozen....Pile is cold not, however soon I expect to reset it.
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Post  dstack on 3/3/2015, 9:58 am

jimmy cee wrote:How are pineapple outer covering for composting ? I've been adding quite a lot recently to my compost piles.
Try to chop them up when not frozen....Pile is cold not, however soon I expect to reset it.
Yes, I believe they are.  I compost all my fruit and veggie scraps.
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Post  littlesapphire on 3/3/2015, 10:02 am

Wow, beautiful pictures.  I'm so jealous!  Congrats on the lovely fruit Smile
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Post  Triciasgarden on 3/4/2015, 9:02 pm

Those are beautiful pineapple plants and baby pineapples and blossoms!  What pretty colors!  I never knew they were in the bromeliad family but after you mentioned that, I went ahhh yeah, that makes sense!  You are doing a great job!  I would love to be able to grow them here, but winter . . .  At least we can enjoy them vicariously through your work.
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