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Planting A Pineapple

by Tickled Red on August 18, 2011 · 399 comments

Did y’all know that you can take this and turn it into…

This? And that this will eventually produce…

This?

Yes, I’m talking about turning your average, ordinary grocery store pineapple into a tropical showpiece within your home. A plant that is not only impressive but will WOW! you with a succulent pineapple in 24 months. It is extremely simple and well, awesome in my opinion. Since my local grocery store had their pineapples BOGO this week, I thought that I would show you all how to grow your very own tropical fruit.

Planting a Pineapple

1. Cut the top off of the pineapple, leaving about an inch of flesh below the greenery.

2. Place the top in a dish of water, with the water only half way up the flesh, for three days in a well lit window.

3. Plant the top in a large pot with some really good potting soil. If you do not see any root sprouts when you go to plant the top don’t worry, it will still take root. That’s it, you’re done. You have planted a pineapple.

In 24 months (sounds better than two years) it will look like this. Once your pineapple has been planted please make sure that you do not over water it. This tropical plant likes to be watered about twice a week straight down the middle. The dirt should be damp or moist…not saturated and fertilize well. This is an indoor plant, so if you do put it outside during the summer, be sure to keep a weathered eye on it. Now if you live in a tropical area unlike myself, the directions will probably change for indooor outdoor care. This is also a wide plant, make sure you have the room for it before you commit.

You will have an actual, large, utterly delicious pineapple in 24-36 months. Neat isn’t it! We were so excited about ours, that we picked it and devoured every little morsel before I could get any more photos.

The thought of growing my own pineapple always makes me smile and giggle just a little bit. Not because I love to grow my own food but because this is tropical fruit. It’s the next best thing to living on a island surrounded by white beaches, turquoise waters and eating slices of fresh pineapple in the shade of a palm tree.

Now what am I supposed to do with all of this leftover pineapple? Any ideas?

I see something sweet coming soon.

While you’re waiting for me to make something yummy with the leftovers, go ahead and plant a pineapple. As for all of you terrified brown thumbs out there don’t be scared, this might be just the plant for you. You can forget this guy for a week and be perfectly fine. All you need is a window with good light, good dirt and very little water…how could you go wrong.

Be adventurous plant a pineapple. If you do keep me posted, I would love to hear how it’s going for you.

Hugs,

Tickled Red

*Please bear in mind that I am not a hortoculturist. All of the directions that I recieved were like any other here in the south, passed down from neighbor to neighbor*

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brandi@BranAppetit August 18, 2011 at 10:52 am

This is awesome! i want to try.

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Margie August 25, 2011 at 1:21 am

I have done this, and once the pineapple was big enough to plant it took 18 months to get my first pineapple, and they are the sweetest when they turn yellow, and every year after that I would get at least 3 or 4 a year. sweetest pineapple I ever tasted

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Shaina September 1, 2011 at 1:30 pm

That is what I needed. Looks like I’m planting a pineapple.

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daniel September 19, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Yup. Me too. haha

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Tamar September 23, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Absolutely. And with these instructions, who could go wrong? Ok, me, because I might forget to water, but otherwise… now I know what happened wrong when I began trying this before (before instructions) and kept the pineapple in water too long. Would it help it to root to use root hormones? And HOW CooL IS IT that it reproduces 3-4 times a year sometimes? VERY cool. All that means is I need five or six plants and a greenhouse to take care of my pineapple needs for the year :)

Mary September 22, 2012 at 11:42 pm

I planted mine last year so next year mabe I’ll have one sounds like I may need to water alittle more Ican’t wait I’ll let yo’ll know

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Nate March 16, 2012 at 2:35 pm

how much sun would you say it needs? and what size pot?

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Braeden September 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

i tried doing it and i did something terribly wrong. all it did was sit there in the pot on my windowsill. PLUS it attracted dumb fruit flies into my home! now i cant get them out! I wish i had as good as luck as you! haha

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CookingMustache May 12, 2012 at 5:13 pm

How large does the plant grow? Looks delicious! If you love to cook check out chppd.com your cooking skills could win you a $100 Visa gift card.

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Z September 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm

The leaves stretch out to over 2 to 3+ feet long! They edges are a bit sharp so be careful when touching it.

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Shahina Zubairi June 22, 2012 at 8:07 am

I would like to know how does one check whether it’s ripe enough to be cut

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bmore crunchy July 21, 2012 at 11:12 am

pull gentle on the center leaf. if it pops right off it’s ready!!

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Z September 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm

One time I planted it, the pineapple itself just bent downwards and was ready to be cut. Also, you can see the golden orange color and try smelling it. If it smells sweet and it is starting to soften up, then just cut it. Remember to start all over again and cut the top and re-plant the top for next crop.

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Matt from Gardencentreshopping August 26, 2013 at 10:14 am

What a lovely post!

I thought I’d share it to our 900+ followers on our twitter! https://twitter.com/gardencentresh

P.s. Love the white and blue crockery on your windowsill, where did you get it from?

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LoveFeast Table August 18, 2011 at 11:04 am

Sounds like a fun homeschool experiment. I love me some grilled pineapple salsa.
~Kristin

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Barbara | Creative Culinary August 18, 2011 at 11:23 am

Eeek…24 months? In this world of ‘I want it NOW!’ that seems forever from here. I’ve done the requisite avocado seeds and gotten nothing but masses of trailing vines…at least with this there is a better reward at the end!

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Jen August 27, 2011 at 11:50 pm

You got trailing vines from an avocado pit? Avocados grow on trees. I started a pit four years ago and I have a tree on my balcony now that’s about 4′ tall. It doesn’t bear fruit (and probably won’t for about 25 years and almost assuredly not while I have it in a pot – they like being LARGE trees), but it’s a good little tree. :)

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luminarist August 29, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Avocados are not self pollinating. I believe you would need at least 2 trees and bees for them to produce fruit.

Thanks for the planting instructions. I tend to try planting everything!

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Brittany September 9, 2011 at 11:25 am

Avocados *can* self-pollinate, but you would need a bisexual tree to do so. Some trees are all-female, some all-male, and a minority are bisexual. Just FYI.

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Victoria September 11, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Asexual, but bisexual.

Victoria September 11, 2011 at 6:14 pm

not*

ween September 16, 2011 at 11:45 pm

that is so awesome, i had done that myself a few years back, got the tree started and started reading about avocado trees, only to learn it would take near twenty years to see a fruit. the tree is still growing at my in-law’s, it will soon be 8 years old.

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Carole September 25, 2011 at 10:33 am

I have started several avocado trees from seeds. I have one now that is 6′ tall. It loves being in a warm corner of the house with the eco light on it (the swirly light bulbs that save energy). I have never seen any flowers, but I wasn’t sure how long it was going to take either. Wow, 20+ years! It is a pretty tree with lots of foliage and easy to maintain. I have given some away as gifts to friends who love plants.

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Tom September 26, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Yeah,

I believe grafting or air-layering a tree that bears fruit are the best methods of getting a fruit-bearing tree of your own.

It shouldn’t take 25 years to get fruit, it should only take 5-7.

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raquel May 9, 2012 at 10:07 am

will good

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kiera February 2, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I have also heard that even if it does produce fruit it’s gross most of the time. Avocado producers graft from older trees to duplicate good fruit. But it still makes a pretty plant to look at!

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Andee April 19, 2012 at 8:59 pm

My mom sprouted an avocado pit and planted in the backyard when we lived in California. We only lived in the house for 20 years total and we had the best avocados I’ve ever had for as long as I can remember. We had more than we knew what to do with and right along with our lemonade/koolaid stands, we’d have an avocado stand! It didn’t take anything special — aside from my mom’s green thumb and the proper climate. :) I miss it! I am going to ask her if she can remember how long it took to bear fruit.

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Kaitlin April 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Same, we had an avocado tree in our neighbor’s yard growing up. The branches extended into our yard and would drop avocado gifts all the time. I have no idea how long it had been planted there, but we also had an apple tree, grapefruit tree and orange tree in our yard that were pretty big. The avocados were absolutely delicious- much better than from in the store. I miss those days now…

Dee September 16, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Lucky you with the avacado… mine never do anything

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CMoore September 19, 2011 at 7:33 pm

On the avocado discussion…There are some avocados developed to grow & fruit as a houseplant. I first saw them on the Logee’s website. (www.logees.com)

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BMag September 23, 2011 at 10:57 am

I have been trying to plant an avocado for so long! They make the most beautiful plants (havent seen one get to the tree stage yet)…At least while I keep trying I get to enjoy delicious avoccados!

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Tom Johnson December 24, 2011 at 9:02 pm

you probably mean sweet potato

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Meredith August 18, 2011 at 4:24 pm

great idea, Red!

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Diane August 18, 2011 at 5:06 pm

My children planted a pineapple as part of our homeschool curriculum….8 years ago! We still have the plant and it seems to be thriving but it has produced fruit :(

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Z September 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Did you mean it has NOT produced fruit?

The first time I tried planting a Pineapple, it was taking forever and I searched the WEB for info. I was told that it took 18 to 24 months for it to bear fruit. Also, l was told to place an apple in the center and cover it with a plastic bag so that it would rot. The rotten apple releases gasses that induces the Pineapple plant to bear fruit. It worked for me and I always do it. I just cut an apple in pieces and place them in the center of the Pineapple plant and cover the apple pieces with a plastic bag.

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Angela August 19, 2011 at 1:54 am

This is great! I actually have one sitting on my windowsill as i type this! I thought I had to let it start roots before planting it (It’s been there a week!) I’m going to pot it tomorrow!! Thank you!

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Michelle August 19, 2011 at 8:02 am

Came across this post via StumbleUpon, and… well, now I have one more item to add to my list of Things I Must Do This Weekend. I have no idea where I have room in my house for such an apparently enormous plant to live, and must first find out if pineapple plants are poisonous to munch-happy cats, but… after reading this and seeing the photos, I absolutely HAVE to try this! Oh, and now I want pineapple for breakfast…

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Amanda August 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Hi there,

Just curious if you have found out if the plant is poisenous for cats.

Thank you.

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Katelyn August 30, 2011 at 1:55 pm
Jessica August 19, 2011 at 9:11 am

That is so awesome! I wish I had the space to do that – and that I didn’t have cats that would chew on the leaves. LOL I can’t have indoor plants, or even fresh flowers in vases, because my cats get all up in that. But I’ll tuck this little tidbit in the back of my mind, maybe one day…

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Elizabeth T September 4, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Apparently, according to a link Katelyn posted, http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/2091339

pineapple plants are safe for cats to chew on. So you should be ok with planting this!

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Keeta September 29, 2011 at 12:26 am

our cats are notorious for getting after plants, but show no interest in the pineapple plant :)

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Janel March 18, 2012 at 11:56 pm

get them one of those cat plants. It will keep them from eating the household ones.

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Shina August 19, 2011 at 9:51 am

My mom planted a pineapple -7 years ago!- and while it is a great looking houseplant, it hasn’t produced any fruit yet. Any thoughts?

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Nicki August 20, 2011 at 6:38 am

Try fertiliser and move it to a warmer micro-climate

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Z September 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Same thing happened to me the first time I tried planting it. I was told that it took 18 to 24 months for it to bear fruit. Also, l was told to place an apple in the center and cover it with a plastic bag so that it would rot. The rotten apple releases gasses that induces the Pineapple plant to bear fruit. It worked for me and I always do it. I just cut an apple in pieces and place them in the center of the Pineapple plant and cover the apple pieces with a plastic bag.

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Melissa August 19, 2011 at 10:31 am

Just FYI… you should wait until the pineapple turns yellow to pick and eat it. I’ve grown dozens of pineapples, the more yellow the better!

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Ryan Griffin August 23, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I second this. You can pick out the best ones in the supermarket this way too. The lighter in color it is, the better it tastes. They usually have a stronger scent as well.

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Sherry August 19, 2011 at 11:41 am

Having lived in Hawaii for over five years, I wanted to add a couple of comments to the post :)

A green pineapple isn’t yet ripe. When the outside turns yellow is the point at which it should be harvested and eaten.

A pineapple plant will produce for three years. The first year will yield the largest fruit. The third year will be much smaller, but remarkably sweeter.

Enjoy your amazingly yummy fruits!

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Scott August 19, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Take the pineapple and cut it up into slices, put it in a sealed container with a valve on it or spigget. Toss in 2 bottles of vodka and 1 bottle of triple sec, let sit for a week in the fridge and all the sugars from the pineapple mix into the liquor and you have one bitchen pineappletini. On top of it the fruit is a great garnish for the drink when finished.

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Jimmie Busby August 27, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Sounds soooo decadent and easy- cannot wait to try – any thing you shouldn’t do?

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aflores3 September 3, 2011 at 10:34 am

Call an ex after drinking.

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itsjuststeph September 8, 2011 at 5:02 pm

1. LOL
2. Thanks for the drink tip!

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Jeri September 4, 2012 at 9:10 pm

@Scott or whoever has tried this Pineappletini, What size bottles?

Red, Thank you very much. I bought two small Pineapple plants (very small) and finally brought them to life after the shock of the being mailed to me. I am going to try this. I love growing things from seeds or rooting things. I sure appreciate this.

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Jeri September 4, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Does anyone know if it will grow in west Texas heat???? I mean if I put it outside during the summer months will it die? And can it handle it being a little chilly? Anyone???

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Donna September 11, 2012 at 12:32 am

I’m in Bedford, TX, and have 3 pineapple plants outside. All are doing well, but will have to find good, warm places inside when it gets cooler.

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Z September 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I live in North Florida and have the plant outside. We do get chilly temperatures in the Winter and all I do is just cover the plant. I do have to tream the largest leaves and remove them. I just cover them with a large tarp.

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Gifty December 27, 2012 at 2:41 am

I live in tropical West Africa. The cold season over here is like 20 degrees celcius or 68 F! We have lots of pinapples, they do well in hot climates. They bear fruit between 12 to 18 months.

Janet Lancaster August 19, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Thanks for the great post!
So if it grows outside in Hawaii…where it rains a lot…why can’t it grow outside in other warmer climates? I am going to try in my backyard here in San Diego.

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Marcel December 5, 2011 at 12:38 am

It will grow there, but they need steady sunlight. After planting in Aug. to Sept. one year later the plant takes off like you wouldn’t believe. I live in Hawaii and grew this particular variety known as Sugerloaf or more commonly as ‘White Pineapple’ a natural very sweet and juicy fruit. The acid level is extremely low.
I’ve known many people who will devour a complete pineapple in one sitting and not get a sour tummy. It does not like temps. in the forty’s, actually nothing less than 55 degrees, so be careful.
Just to qualify these thoughts, I had a farm on the big Island in Hawaii for 12 years. I could go on and on. I had harvested over 50,000 fruit and they were all sold and people were begging for more. It would cost me .75 cents to plant one and the harvest two years later brought in three $$ ea.
Alas, my other jobs robed me of my farming time and I had to sell.
Anybody who has had a white pineapple has a hard this going back the the yellow variety. It is a backyard fruit. and quite rare. I know many old Hawaiians that have never even heard of them. They mostly grow on the Big Island and Kauai. People from Oahu don’t know much about them.
You can fertilize them, but they like rich compost, well broken down. The roots mostly hold them to the ground. They are members of the bromilaid family. Another urban myth i you do NOT have to leave one inch of fruit near the stem. Twist that part off and add to you compost. Simply remove the bottom leaves off the stem up about one inch. Trim the bottom clean of the inner fibers with a clean knife. Let dry for one day before planting. The little brown spots that are on the exposed stem are actually the root ready to come alive. One root under each leaf. They can get really big, so use a large pot, or be ready to transplant to a bigger pot in about one year.
They love the sun, just love it. All plants produce a fruit. The best way to tell is around March when you look in the middle the leaves will turn red down low and deep. That is a sign the most delicious fruit (fresh) you will ever eat is availing itself to you.. Don’t worry, there won’t be any leftovers. Good Luck, Aloha, Marcel

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Stacy June 13, 2012 at 8:31 am

Love your story. I hope my plant will be as good as the one a friend gave us from Hawaii..It’s past March so ,I guess no fruit this year.It was amazing.I thought it was dead hiding under some of my plant’s during a pretty hard winter.I saw it picked it up :it was healthy as can be.Planted in larger pot..Should I or could I plant it in the ground.We have very hot summer’s.Last year the drought was very bad.I was able to keep my fruit tree’s alive..Fruit tree’s and plant’s are my passion..If you have any suggestion’s about dealing with Texas weather and fruit planting,please give me a note.

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petesnipes August 19, 2011 at 6:02 pm

you can boil the leftovers in some water and sugar and make the best posible pineapple juice. trust me.

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R.M. September 16, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Actually, the best pineapple juice is straight from a juicer. If you boil it, you kill all the good stuff in it and then you add a bunch of unnecessary sugar to an already super sweet fruit. Juicers just take the solid stuff out and give you pure, living juice! And these days, they’re cheap as hell at Walmart.

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Cookin' Canuck August 19, 2011 at 9:43 pm

I never knew you could do this. Very cool!

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Nicki August 20, 2011 at 6:35 am

Oh I love pineapple! Down here in Australia, I’ve been growing my own for years using this method. Heads up, pineapple is an excellent meat tenderiser :)

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Kristina @ spabettie August 20, 2011 at 5:21 pm

really!?? in any climate? I am so excited.

this Island Girl living in Portland Oregon LOVES pineapple! :) we’ve been enjoying a lot of it lately, and I am going to try this with the one I have on my counter!

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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen August 20, 2011 at 7:38 pm

My mom always used to try doing that but we never knew it took 2 years to grow! I guess we just weren’t patient enough.

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Katie August 20, 2011 at 8:11 pm

You sould make pineapple jam! Throw some pineapple in the blender and blend it until it is super smooth. Then cook in a pot on the stove mixed with an equal amount of sugar on medium heat until it looks jelly-ish! Tastes amazing with fresh bread too…

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Mali From ATX August 20, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Google spiral cut pineapple and that is the best (less wasteful) way to cut a pineapple. I learned to cut my pineapple that way when we lived on Borneo. Love me some ripe, sweet pineapple!!

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Elizabeth T September 4, 2011 at 6:16 pm

omgosh! thats so cool. ive never seen that method before. i definitely want to try that now

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yodel July 10, 2012 at 11:13 am

Oh I’ve never know that spiral cut technic only known in Borneo .because in here everyone cut it that way…In Borneo, Indonesia ).
And usually, when we done with cleaning the pineapple, we will put salt, spread and rub it all over the pineapple, then wash it.then the pineapple is ready!!

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Vivian - vxdollface August 21, 2011 at 4:19 am

This is so cool! But 24months is such a long wait for a juicy pineapple :(

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Mari August 21, 2011 at 9:03 am

is it still ok to plant if your pineapple leave are partially dried? I’m waiting for my pineapple to ripen before I cut it.

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Miss August 21, 2011 at 9:45 am

I love this! Thanks for sharing, I will pick up a pineapple this week and get started!

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Louis August 21, 2011 at 10:52 am

Man! Mine never took root and I tried twice :( But I did just twist off the top and stuck it straight into the dirt after letting it dry a few days. I also plucked off a number of leaves at the base.

Also disappointing they only produce fruit for three years.

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Hannah September 9, 2011 at 2:49 am

letting it dry was likely your biggest mistake. it will be really important to cut the top inch of flesh off and keep it attached to the leafy part and keep that juicy fresh cut flesh moist! With pineapple that is where your roots will start but not if you let it dry first. Drying it is killing it.

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Leanne September 17, 2011 at 9:12 pm

We have a stack of pineapples growing in our garden here in Queensland, Australia and let all of them dry out thoroughly before planting… I leave them sitting outside in the sun a few days before i just sit them in the garden with the bottom only just covered in soil. Looking forward to our second crop this summer :)

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Jay August 21, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Something about pineapples outer shell you may have not know..

Some buyers prefer green fruit, others ripened or off-green. A plant growth regulator Ethephon is typically sprayed onto the fruit one week before harvest, developing ethylene, which turns the fruit golden yellow.

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greenmankc August 22, 2011 at 12:14 am

Been doing this for years, but then I have access to a greenhouse at work, pretty much the only way to bring it to fruit in the Portland area. One thing I did not see mentioned is that many bromeliads, Pineapple being one of them, need to be exposed to ethylene gas to make them set fruit, that is a by product of decomposition, I get mine to fruit by putting them in a plastic bag with an apple and letting the apple rot. In two to three months you will see a stem start to develope down in the heart of the crown, with luck and good management in 18 months or so you will have a small pineapple at the end of a stalk that may or may not turn into something edible, even if not it is such a conversation starter its worth the water and time

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Brenda July 15, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Hi….Im curious to know how long after you started your plant did you put it in the bag?and also when they are in the bag do you just open them up and water and then reclose.Not trying to be dumb,just trying something new and would like to do it right the first time.Thanks Brenda

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Tickled Red July 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm

There is never a bad question luv, I am curious though what bag? I do not put my pineapple plants in a bag? xoxo Red

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Jennifer August 22, 2011 at 10:16 am

I wonder….when you plant the top, do you cover the whole thing? Or do you leave the “top” of the top sticking out

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fajas colombianas August 22, 2011 at 11:06 am

If only we had space to grow our own fruits.

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Mari @ Mari's Cakes August 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm

It makes a very nice plant!! I will try it. I use many pineapples to make jams. If you are looking for pineapple recipe ideas check out this juice recipe I make from the rinds. Jugo de Piña : http://mariscakes.blogspot.com/2011/03/jugo-de-pina-y-pera-pina.html

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Neha August 23, 2011 at 3:52 am

yummm!! i can literally taste it !

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Brandon August 23, 2011 at 12:04 pm

While the idea of planting a pineapple sounds AWESOME, I have to agree with others that 2 years is a little too long for me to wait. My uncle planted his a few years ago and is still waiting. Just watch the end of the leaves, they are sharp! Cool idea though!

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Jake August 23, 2011 at 7:06 pm

I have personally done this numerous times in the past. I live in Bermuda, which as some might know is subtropical, perfect climate for a pineapple to grow in. We leave them outside because it’s so hot, yet humid, and we usually have 2 or 3 growing at a time.

As for what to do with it, if you throw it on the barbecue and let it brown up just a little bit it really brings out the juicy flavor and is amazing with chicken or beef.

Just throwing that out there for anyone who wants to try it :)

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Niki August 25, 2011 at 10:45 am

Grilled pineapple are also great on with grilled shrimp. We do skewers of it on the grill!

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BlueLady July 26, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Last night we grilled some with pork… juicy and yes, it does tenderize the meat nicely.

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Charles Noteboom August 23, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Are we so disconnected with where our food comes from that we’re amazed that a fruit has the capability of producing more of itself when stuck in a pile of dirt?

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Linda Shea August 28, 2011 at 12:36 am

It’s sad, but true. For most people food comes from a grocery store. Anything before that is far beyond their comprehension. I have dug in the dirt for years now and am happy to say I produce a large amount of the food my family eats…and I live in a tiny apartment with little more than a balcony and a ton of plant containers. If everyone did this I am sure we would be much more grateful for what we do have, and healthier for knowing exactly what goes into and comes out of our food.

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Malcolm August 31, 2011 at 10:32 pm

If you cut the top off of an apple and stick it in the dirt, you will not get the same results. In fact, this is true for most plants. So most people won’t try this one at home, unless they are told to. Here you have the reactions of people being told to, and they’re mostly excited. Why do you have to be so negative?

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Randy September 16, 2011 at 8:52 pm

No, but if you put a whole apple in the dirt it would eventually turn into a tree. They are full of seeds after all.

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Keeta September 29, 2011 at 12:31 am

most apples from the store are infertile, and as such, the seeds will not sprout. they are grown by Grafting (cutting a branch and rooting it), so growing anything you buy at the super market is a rather big feat! :)

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Laura December 8, 2011 at 4:29 pm

i’ve heard from a arborist that the seeds from a particular apple won’t actually grow that particular apple when planted. its sort of luck of the draw. So when apples are commercially grown (or even when apple trees are sold) the variety is determined by grafts from a tree that produced the desired variety. You can’t take a golden delicious apple, plant a seed, and expect a golden delicious tree. You might get it, but you probably will end up with a crop of “off apples”. so its not so much that the apples at the grocery store are infertile, its that any apple you get is unpredictable.

Fuji Mama August 23, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Not only is this post pure awesomeness, but I had NO idea you could do this!! I cannot wait to find the perfect spot for my future pineapple plant…

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Beatrix November 6, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Beautiful

I think you have really made allot of people excited by sharing your pineapple journey me included. xo :)

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Lisa August 24, 2011 at 12:04 am

This is all kinds of awesome. I never knew that was how you grew a pineapple!

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David August 24, 2011 at 7:46 am

Awesome!

How big was pot in the final pics?

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Angel August 24, 2011 at 6:26 pm

i am going to try this it seems cool

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Amy | She Wears Many Hats August 24, 2011 at 8:43 pm

The coolest! Will be showing this to my kids next time we get a pineapple. Fun!

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Rosie August 25, 2011 at 7:17 am

Pineapple is one of the most favorite fruits out there and growing one in my own house sounds more interesting. Thanks a lot for sharing the info.

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Sterling August 25, 2011 at 8:51 am

That is just he coolest thing… I had no idea you could grow a pineapple that easily. You must have been very dedicated to be able to wait 2 years and still take pictures and all… I don’t know that I would have had the discipline to take a picture after picking it. I would have just eaten it… Right Away.

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Jamie R August 25, 2011 at 3:37 pm

This is cool! I showed it to my kids and they are really excited to try it. Few questions though…1 how big of a pot should I plant it in and 2 what about fertilizing? How much fertilizer should I use, does it matter what kind, and how often?

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regullev August 26, 2011 at 6:55 am

Very good!!!

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Meagan August 26, 2011 at 11:10 am

So cool! I have to try this!!!

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Colleen August 26, 2011 at 11:18 am

Oh I love this. I’m going to have to try it.

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erin August 26, 2011 at 4:16 pm

if your pineapple doesn’t produce fruit, try this trick. Put a plastic bag over the plant with an apple in it. the gas the apple emits (ethylene) will induce fruiting in the pineapple.

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Ashany August 26, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Using a banana might work better, these produce way more ethylene. If you put a banana in water that has contact with flowers, the flowers will die much faster because of all the ethylene the banana releases.

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cookthegood August 28, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Commercial growers of bromeliads, including pineapple plants, use ethylene to induce flowering. Plants can be induced to flower either by treatment with the gas in a chamber, or by placing a banana peel next to the plant in an enclosed area.
Chrysanthemum flowering is delayed by ethylene gas [28] and growers have found that carbon dioxide ‘burners’ and the exhaust fumes from inefficient glasshouse heaters can raise the ethylene concentration to 0.05 vpm causing delay in flowering of commercial crops.

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Zachary August 26, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Red,
What “dirt” or fertilizer do you use? I would be interested in trying this, but I’m one of those “brown thumb” people and would like to know what would work best. If not, I’m sure the guy at Home Depot would be glad to answer “What kind of fertilizer should I use for planting a pineapple?” :)

Thanks!
Zachary

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JOe August 27, 2011 at 3:47 am

If you’re going to use an apple to induce fruiting, make some cuts in the apple to help speed up the process so that it releases more ethylene. Botany class.

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Joss August 27, 2011 at 7:12 am

I have no idea how I ended up on this page, clicked my facebook link and landed here. But boy I’m glad I did. I am definitely going to try this. how neat.
walk in beauty.

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Richard August 27, 2011 at 10:31 am

you can put the peels in water for a week and you’ll get a great thirst drink or leave it to make a pineapple wine

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how to lose weight in aweek August 27, 2011 at 2:26 pm

you can put the peels in water for a week ,gas the apple emits (ethylene) will induce fruiting in the pineapple.

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wkarnsda@googlemail August 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm

i have used the pineapple skin to make pineapple juice
put the skin in some hot water to steep
let it cool
sweeten with honey sugar
serve cold

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megan @ whatmegansmaking August 27, 2011 at 9:25 pm

AMAZING! This is so cool! I so want to try it, but I don’t think I have the space.

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Gary Green August 27, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Make that favorite of tropical treats: Pineapple Tarts.

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dlamick August 28, 2011 at 1:22 am

Thanks! I was just looking for another mini project. I mastered Slow-Cooker Greek yogurt, and homemade (Ultra healthy) granola this week.

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Carole September 25, 2011 at 10:22 am

How did you make the yogurt? I have been wanting to learn how for a while. Yogurt in the store is so full of sugar and additives.

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Brianne November 8, 2011 at 4:18 pm
Edible Tapestry November 18, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Thank you for sharing my recipe Brianne. ;) I’m glad it’s working well for you.

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parameswaran August 28, 2011 at 1:23 am

great in door plant

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Maria August 28, 2011 at 2:07 am

I have experienced doing this. We used to have a plantation and this fruit was one of the many fruits we grew in our farm – in the Pacific Islands. They are so easy to grow….anyone can do it! And yes, they are very delicious. :)

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Corib August 28, 2011 at 4:09 am

Coool…so what happens if I plant a coconut?

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Bree September 16, 2011 at 8:57 pm

If you plant a coconut, you’ll get a coconut palm tree. We have 5 growing in our yard that we planted last year here in Puerto Rico. You don’t have to do anything to make them grow. Just set them in a pot with soil in it and let them get sun and water. They sprout out the end where they were attached to the palm tree.

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Carole September 25, 2011 at 10:23 am

How long does it take the coconut to grow and produce? This sound like another fun project. Did you just get one from the store and plant it? Please give details.

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Peter August 28, 2011 at 10:18 am
evlojo June 11, 2012 at 7:13 am

My sister grows a beautiful lemon tree in her house (out in the summer) she just started it from a seed. It sure is lobely and she likes her Gin and lemon in the summer!!!
Oh,by the way she lives in Salmon Arm B.C. In the North Okamogan.

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Kevin August 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Thanks for this post Sherri,
I was talking to someone about this the other day and here I am.
You have inspired me to find other fruits that I can start in a container like avocados.
Now I don’t have to shell out big bucks for my plants.

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Kristjan - Superhuman Factory August 28, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Wow this is pretty cool, I enjoy pineapples every now and then.

This is something I must try next summer, since the sunshine here is pretty much nonexistant in the winter.

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Shananana August 28, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Does the plant need a lot of sunlight? I live in an apartment with minimal light.

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Guilherme August 28, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Nice post! I’ll have to try this here in Brazil! Thanks =)

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Erin August 29, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I would love to have my own pineapple plant!

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Pang August 30, 2011 at 2:33 am

This pineapple is so pretty

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Brooke August 30, 2011 at 9:03 am

You could always make Pineapple leather! :O

Just take the fruit, remove skins, mash it up until there are no big chunks, (a blender or food processor is fantastic for this.) add one lemon (juiced) for every 2 lbs of flesh you used. Sweeten to taste with sugar and if you RALLY want to add some herbs (Mint strawberry, Apple cinnamon is good for this as well). Mix this all up until homogeneous.

Pre heat your oven to the lowest setting (about 140 degrees). Line a rimmed baking sheet with sturdy plastic wrap (the kind that is microwave safe). Pour out the mix into the lined baking sheet to about an 1/8 to 1/4 inch thickness, make sure its even and that the plastic dosen’t fold in on top of the mix or touches any of the oven parts. I normally fold it into itself on the ends to keep this from happening.

Then let it bake for about six to eight hours, after that check it. If its hard and not tacky its done! :O It should peel off the plastic easily, when you want to eat it, and it will keep for quite a while in the fridge or longer in the freezer, just roll it up in its plastic and put it in. Just make sure its in an air tight container :D

So far I’ve made Apple/Cinn. and Strawberry/basil and Kiwi/mint :3 its so good. and a healthy snack vs. fruit roll ups.

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Niki September 1, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Wow! I’ve never even heard of this! Sounds amazing!

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holly August 30, 2011 at 2:10 pm

‘way cool, we always plant our pineapple tops outside here in New Smyrna Beach. Cannot stand to throw away a livin’ plant….

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Serene August 30, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Oh, man, this is the coolest thing ever.

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Mike August 30, 2011 at 6:58 pm

You used the term BOGO? I haven’t heard that since I left the grocery industry! I remember well to grocery clerks “order more X, it’s on BOGO!”. That was a everyday common word for me.

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Souffle Bombay (Colleen) August 31, 2011 at 9:07 am

This is wonderful!! I have to share this with the kids over at Picture Me Cooking….a great project for them I would say!

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Darla August 31, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Just wondering if this possible living in Michigan. Would love to have my own Pineapple tree !!!!

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majimenezp August 31, 2011 at 3:57 pm

In México we make a drink with the leftovers, it’s called tepache, the leftovers are fermented with sugar and water for around 3-5 days,then it’s served cold with ices, and have a little alcohol content.

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3rd Grade Teacher July 22, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Thank you Majimenezp- I remember making a ‘Tezween’ Pineapple Wine over 30 years ago, much like you mentioned. I took the scraps, added almost a gallon of water, 3-4 cups sugar & a cinnamon stick to a large stoneware jar. A small plate for a lid allowed in a wee bit of air, so it didn’t rot. Stir every day, add a few tablespoons of water & same of sugar. Keep attending it every day for 1-2 weeks. Strain out the pieces and put the ‘wine’ into a gal. glass jar & refrigerate. Sip & test for taste. It will continue to ferment in the frig. Starts out about 2-3% alcohol when first refrigerated. Then slowly adds kick after a few more weeks!

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Wenderly August 31, 2011 at 8:51 pm

This is so coolio! Love it!

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Niki September 1, 2011 at 6:22 pm

I love this! I’m 21 and recently married so I’m experimenting with cooking, gardening, designing, etc. I saw this and had to suggest a recipe I found on allrecipes.com.. it calls for a can of drained pineapple but fresh, home grown would be so much tastier.. try it if you like, I made it and I’ve been making it for family and friends ever since it’s such a big hit.
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pineapple-coconut-zucchini-bread/detail.aspx

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Robert September 1, 2011 at 7:50 pm

This is great, stumbled! Adding to my list of things to do.

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Meredith September 1, 2011 at 10:38 pm

This reminds me of the vacation my family took to Hawaii when I was younger. We took a tour of the Dole pineapple plant. There is nothing like fresh picked, sun warmed pineapple. My mouth is now watering just thinking about it.

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Flea September 2, 2011 at 11:17 pm

We had several in our front yard in Orlando, FL. Probably better to grow them indoors if you have space. The raccoons kept stealing ours as soon as they’d ripen, forcing us to harvest them green.

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Heather @ Side of Sneakers September 5, 2011 at 9:35 am

This is just the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!!

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Alex Zorach September 6, 2011 at 7:15 pm

I think this is a great thing to encourage people to do…not only is it fun, but it helps to show people where their food comes from. It’s always fascinating to me to see / learn which types of plants grow out of which types of fruits. I’ve grown a number of tropical plants, but never a pineapple…maybe I’ll try some time, if I ever have enough sunny indoor space.

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Stacie D September 7, 2011 at 12:54 am

Stumbled upon your site. I absolutely never thought of planting a pineapple, but I’m definitely going to try it. Thx for a little inspiration. Love it!

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LorrieB September 7, 2011 at 2:08 pm

that is amazing! I had NO idea that could be done! I’ve heard of people growing avocado trees from pits but never a pineapple. I just happen to have a pineapple at home today and will start my new project!

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Kristin September 7, 2011 at 11:35 pm

I love this! I already grow my own avocado trees….I just love this idea. I’m going to have to go buy a pineapple this week and give it a shot! Thanks for posting!!

http://thegreatrecipehunt.blogspot.com/2011/08/theres-something-growing-in-my-trash.html

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Alicia Washington September 8, 2011 at 9:22 am

THank you for sharing this article. I love this idea! I also love the photos. I am going to try this myself and will be looking forward to the results I get.

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Taste of PhD September 10, 2011 at 3:12 pm

This is a GREAT post.
I will try this … It should be so fun to see it growing :D

Thanks

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Argentum Vulgaris September 15, 2011 at 4:40 pm

In Brazil we boil the peelings and scraps, add sugar and refrigerate. Makes a cool drink with mint and ice. Loved the above idea with vodka too… terrible, naughty, can’t wait to try it.

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Tara from Me and the Mexican September 17, 2011 at 12:08 am

Guess what I’m buying at the grocery store this weekend….. Can’t wait to try this!

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Rob September 17, 2011 at 12:53 am

This is pretty rad. I’m glad Peewee Herman posted this on his twitter account for us all to enjoy!

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Matt September 18, 2011 at 6:49 am

This is a fantastic idea, I actually do live in the tropics where pineapples are grown less than 1/4 mile away from the house at the same time doing it this way as well as being “free” is also healthier as I don’t know what pesticides and chemicals they use at the back.

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Jenni September 18, 2011 at 9:24 am

PeeWee Herman brought me here and I’m so happy he did! Going out to buy one today!

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umma September 19, 2011 at 3:44 am

I’m gonna plant one in my garden for sure! Thanks!

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letícia September 20, 2011 at 5:34 pm

I’m brazilian and planting is something very common here, but I didn’t know how to plant s pineapple. I’m gonna do this next weekend! Thanks for teaching me.
Ah, about pineapples: You need to take care with the cold. And very yellow pineapples are the sweeter.

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Pam @ PamsGirlyBits September 21, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Oh my gosh this is awesome! I wonder if this works in any climate?

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Anna September 22, 2011 at 10:29 pm
Shell We September 23, 2011 at 3:48 am

OMGosh! This will be a perfect project for my son & I to give his teachers we move away next. Now I’m off to find big fun pots & hopefully they’re on fall sale here. Thanks!

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Kristen September 24, 2011 at 12:11 am

Are you serious? This is so cool! Oh wow!!

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fort worth remodeling September 24, 2011 at 1:29 am

That was a great experiment indeed and you succeed. After grown up, it also increased the charm of the house.

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Jayne @ Green Country Girl September 24, 2011 at 1:33 am

That is SO neat! I don’t have the space for a plant that large, but if I did I would try this.

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Lauren September 24, 2011 at 11:20 pm

No way! I’m totally trying this!

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Carole September 25, 2011 at 9:52 am

I have been planting my own pineapple for several years. We have had a couple of them look really healthy for a while and then all of a sudden they die. I have another one now that looks pretty good, it is about a year old. I set them out in the summer to get lots of sun, but always bring them in for the cold months. Can wait to see it produce fruit. Do they continue to produce fruit after the first bearing? And how ofter do they produce?

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Sarah September 26, 2011 at 5:19 pm

OH well cool I planted one a few months ago!!! yaaay!! I wasn’t sure how long it would be.

Neeeato.

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lovin' the p.apple September 26, 2011 at 10:43 pm

You can make pineapple beer with those skins. Put them in a container with a lid and about 550-600mls warm water and put in a warm place for 24 hours or until the pineapple ferments (I use my yoghurt maker). Then stir in sugar or honey to taste – it kind of tastes like a slightly sweet really low alcohol beer. Keep in a sealed container in the fridge.

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CulinaryCara September 28, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Great write up! I love the photos for an excellent visual aid on this project. I’m not sure if I have the patience to wait 2 years, but the plant itself is very beautiful!

Nice work!

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Jade September 29, 2011 at 2:42 am

I go to the supermarket and buy an avocado and pineapple. It’s instant.

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john September 29, 2011 at 10:32 am

Great idea for a post.Thank you!

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Kelli Lusk September 29, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Thankyou so much for this wonderful tutorial. I have got to get me a pineapple asap. This will be so fun for my kids and me to do together. Great blog too.

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Englishman September 30, 2011 at 11:52 am

This sounds awesome, but I have realised that the majority of people who have commented are all from wonderful places in the world i.e Bermuda, Australia and Hawaii! – So my question is, will this work in a windowsill in South West England? ta

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dustbunny July 9, 2012 at 10:46 am

Not unless you have a VERY large windowsill. These plants are big. I had one for a few years here in TX that I moved outside during the summer and had indoors in the winter. It was well over 2-1/2′ across. I did not have it set fruit and it eventually died because we had to be gone over an extended period one summer during a drought.

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Jeri September 4, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I am from TX also. West TX. This heat will not kill the plant? Or do you live in North TX? Thanks.

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Lisa September 30, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Wow, I did not know you could even do that with a pineapple at home.
Thanks for sharing this. I am a new follower of yours.
Have a great weekend.
Lisa
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Trish October 3, 2011 at 1:02 pm

I had NO idea you could do this! If I had a bigger space I’d be doing this ASAP. I’ll keep it on reserve until I have more room :)

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Amy Ross October 5, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Pineapple plants will grow, however, if the fruit was refrigerated during transport (to your grocery store or market) it will not fruit for you. I lived in HI for several years and this was the advice of every local I ever talked to.

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Jenna October 15, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Is there anyway to tell if they are refrigerated? I live in Florida so I am hoping maybe not?

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Dhub October 8, 2011 at 12:39 pm

i have planted pineapples for a few years. They root faster if you twist off the top and then remove a few of the green part to expose the bottom. Then put them in a deli container for a few weeks. Roots grow really fast. I had about 25 pineapples this year and am replanting the tops. One top was totally dried out on the outside but I saw new growth inside so I put it in water and in a week it had roots. My yard is covered with pineapples. When one fruits and is picked, another sprouts from the same plant. I have some in a huge pot on my porch. This past spring I had 6 full size pineapples growing at once in the same pot. Eventually I had to prop them up as they were falling over. Now more are growing.

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Jammy October 9, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Just wondering its pretty cold here and its away to start snowing soon, so i reakon loads of clouds? just wondering is it still possibly to start one now?

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 10, 2011 at 8:13 am

This is so cool! I had no idea you could do this! I am going to have to see if I can try this! Thanks!

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youknow October 12, 2011 at 3:29 am

THESE ARE TWO DIFFERENT PLANTS YOU SHOW US!!

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Tickled Red October 12, 2011 at 7:32 am

The photos are of the same plant. The wide shot is after the first year of growth. The up close shot is after two plus years of growth in the beginning stages of the pineapple developing.

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Park City Lodging October 13, 2011 at 9:45 am

This recipe looks so delicious! My mouth is just watering over here…I will try the recipe as you have stated above but I am also anxious to try some of the other ideas that your users have as well!
Thanks,
Matti

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Mimzy Wimzy October 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I just put my pineapple top in water today! I am so excited to try this and I don’t even like pineapple! Hubby & son love it!!

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Eliza October 14, 2011 at 12:50 am

i am working on my pine right now I am hoping it turns out good

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Katy October 18, 2011 at 10:56 am

I want to grow one! I can’t wait to try it!~

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VenusCR October 19, 2011 at 10:57 am

Really nice! :)
There is a very tasty costarrican recipe you may enjoy for the leftovers: http://recetasdecostarica.blogspot.com/2009/10/atol-cascaras-de-pina.html

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Felicia Stevenson October 23, 2011 at 12:27 am

I had no idea you could do this!!! I am definitely going to do it, and have even re-blogged about it! (of course linking to you)

Check it out if you like:

http://feliciamaystevenson.blogspot.com/2011/10/5-fun-inexpensive-and-relatively-quiet.html

Thanks for a great idea!

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Javier Ignacio October 24, 2011 at 8:27 pm

I got the perfect idea to use the leftovers of the pineapple.
I’m from Panama and here we make apple juice out of the skin leftovers. Once you cut the think skin (with some pulp in it) you place it in a pot just covered in water.
Cover the pot and boil the pineapple skin for around 15-20 minutes.
Once its done, let it cool and then liquify it in the blender. Once you have the juice, you strain everything, put some sugar in it and there you have it! Pineapple juice from the skin.
(You can also make the same thing and add rice before boiling, once it’s all boiled and cooked, you will geta thicker juice).

Hope you like this recipe as much as we love it here!
xoxo

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Peter October 25, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Be careful where you buy your pineapple. Organic plants with no genetic modification will be able to create new fruit. There are strains of pineapple, used by large industrial pineapple plantations, that are made to not bear new fruit from their tops.

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Clara October 26, 2011 at 10:30 pm

I’d smile and giggle too if I managed to pull it off. Epic accomplishment.

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Scarlet October 30, 2011 at 10:18 am

Wow. Great photos to illustrate your point! I love the one of the growing pineapple!

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diysupplies November 1, 2011 at 7:46 am

make me want to eat that today

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Oana November 1, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Just stumbled upon this and I smiled all the way through the article! It sounds so lovely and I particularly enjoyed the description with the white beaches, turquoise waters, pineapples and palm trees! :)) It’s really great that you gave me the idea, am going to put it to practice and see what I get!

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Val November 4, 2011 at 9:20 am

Yeah! Can’t wait to try this. Enjoyed your Website the discussion on pineapple and Avo’s. :)

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Tanya November 7, 2011 at 12:32 am

WOW that is so awesome. I Love it. and cant wait to try it. As for an idea for your pineapple try grilling it on a rotisserie (or just a rotisserie) slice it and enjoy it warm, that is my favorite way to eat pineapple. it is a dessert in its self. anywho Enjoy

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Mer November 10, 2011 at 6:22 am

Wow this is so cool! Definitely trying it!

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PJ November 11, 2011 at 10:05 pm

I can’t wait to start my own pineapple plant! I never knew that you could grow your own, and have a beautiful houseplant as well. Thanks for the tip!!

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Slarsen November 13, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Just read every comment, Don’t know why?

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Gary Covington November 14, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Great Read, Great Idea, must try.

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Not So Average Mama November 18, 2011 at 7:41 pm

We are totally going to try this!!

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LITTLESTHOBOUK November 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Hi, Shari…
I just signed up for ‘Stumble.com’ and your page was one of the first ones that was suggested.
Cool! I am gonna be hitting the local Mexican restaurants and asking for a few pineapple tops…great idea!

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Casey November 28, 2011 at 5:20 pm

I’ve gotten them to grow but we moved and I had to leave the plant behind. I just started a new one 2 weeks ago and am hoping for the best!

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Angie December 22, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Ok this is ready to go for Mom for Christmas, thanks for the great idea. It only took me 5 pineapples to get things in order to get it planted and ready to go. I kept buying the pineapple when it was on sale and then not buying to pot or forgetting it completely in my windowsill but all is ready now. Again, thanks for the idea and a happy holiday to you.

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Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet December 24, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Wow, can’t wait to try this but not sure I have the patience for 24 months!! :)

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Tori December 28, 2011 at 1:34 pm

I tried this a few weeks ago. I planted the top inch of fruit with the leaves. I left it in in a shallow dish of water. The water seemed to ferment. The leaves started turning brownish and it looked like it was dying so I threw it out. We live in Tn. A friend of our had done this and actually planted it outside. It was huge and had a baby fruit on it! I am determined to do this! Have two more on the counter ready to cut and try!

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Pam January 6, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Can’t wait to try this, I just bought a pineapple yesterday. Can’t wait to see if we can go it here in eastern Canada.

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Sharon January 12, 2012 at 9:06 pm

One pineapple–of course peeled…two bananas once again peeled….2 cups of fresh spinach washed. Blend well and freeze…makes a great frozen treat…aka popsicle…for you and/or the kids. No junk in it. You cannot taste the spinach AT ALL…just bright green and yummy and healthy for all.

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Sarah January 18, 2012 at 5:16 pm

SO tried this thinking it would work, but all mine did was rot, but I did find a easier way on this awesome guys youtube channel, you should take a look, but it’s what I’m going to try the secong time around. http://youtu.be/Y1klxRnjZOI

Even if this way works wonders for you, this guy is just too funny and has alot of neat stuff other than the pinapple, he grows everything!

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Inkjet Remanufacturing Supplies January 23, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Oh wow, finally a well-explained way to grow a pineapple … from a pineapple! With pictures, too! Thank you!

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Gail January 29, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Well, we will see if mine will work, my top leaves are drying out, but the rest is good, so lets see if I can grow a pineapple in Wy. LOL. Thank you for the post.

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sir jorge February 1, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I never knew you could plant it, that is something I must try

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Simone Woods February 2, 2012 at 6:27 pm

I love this idea Red, and I love your blog/site. Look forward to coming back.

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RuthLee@bloggingwithlee.com February 11, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Wow! this is so cool. thanks for sharing, I never though of growing a pineapple at home… it takes some time, but I love the idea of making this project with my two daughters, they will be amazed! thanks so much.

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Val February 12, 2012 at 12:19 am

Nice and awesome… I live beside a very wide del monte pineapple plantation, yet I don’t even know how they plant the pineapples as I never cared to watch when they plant it… Well they always have those big machines when they do it… (val@freewebcoach.org)

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TK February 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I love the idea of doing this with my daughters, so we just started it today. I’m really hoping it turns out good!! :)

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Veggie Wonder February 26, 2012 at 12:44 am

Awesome idea! I really want to try this. Very clever. Now I also want to come up with some more pineapple recipes!

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jenna February 26, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I love pineapple`s. Yeah!

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Max February 26, 2012 at 11:45 pm

You can make ‘chicha’ (a fermented pineapple punch) with the leftover pineapple fruit and peals: (found this online) It makes an excellent summer punch! (Make sure your glass has plenty of ice!)

Ingredients:
The skins and core of 1 pineapple, organic if possible and well washed
½ to ¾ lb of panela or brown sugar, whole or in chunks – more or less to taste
Assorted spices: cinnamon sticks, all spice, cloves, anise, fresh ginger, etc
10-12 cups of water

Preparation:
Combine all of the ingredients in large saucepan or pot
Bring to a boil and simmer partially covered for at about an hour, stirring occasionally. (Optional: add orange peels &/or lime or lemon peels)
Let cool down, unless you are drinking it warm or hot, you can drink it immediately or let it rest refrigerated to allow the spices and pineapple flavor to concentrate.

ENJOY!

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Susan February 29, 2012 at 7:21 am

I can’t believe, that is so easy to plant a pineapple. Thank you very much for this information.

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Maddie March 1, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Very Cool! I’m putting this in my folder of ideas to do during summer vacation with the kids! My mom grew an orange tree from an orange seed once. It took years but it finally grew tiny little sour oranges!

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Kari March 2, 2012 at 10:31 am

Hi! I found your tutorial on pinterest, and linked to it on my blog today (www.bigplanslittlevictories.com). Hope it brings you some traffic, and thanks for the great tutorial!

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Makita March 7, 2012 at 11:56 am

Found your post via Pinterest. Excited to give this a try! :)

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Catrin March 11, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Hi, i found this tutorial also over Pinterest and gosh I love this… It makes me grin right at my screen. I might give this a try, when I’ve found the right spot… Thanks so much for sharing.
Greetings from Germany
Catrin

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josh callaghan March 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Aloha, ya that is the worst pine apple you could have chosen to eat. No offense im sure the batch that was offered was just as green. Pineapples are not a fruit you pick to let sit out and ripen. You can do that to tomato, or bananas, a couple other things too. NOT PINEAPPLE. you should get the most yellow or slightly golden one possible. You can let it sit for a day it may get a shade darker but nothing serious will change. PICK WHEN RIPE! not green.

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danee March 23, 2012 at 11:19 am

I had one for 14 years and it never produced, my parents both have one that are st least 5 yrs old and no pineapple. Still makes a beautiful plant tho.

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Crystal Wayward March 24, 2012 at 11:02 am

Thanks to this post, I just planted my first pineapple top! I hope it works!

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sparkling74 March 25, 2012 at 8:56 pm

I am so glad I found this. I’ve been wondering about planting a pineapple. I have a greenhouse so I think it would be thrilled to be out there in the summer and in my house in the winter. Off I go to get me a pineapple!

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Sue April 10, 2012 at 12:19 am

I’ve tried planting pineapple before and failed but this plant is so beautiful you’ve inspired me to try again. It’s good to know they will keep producing fruit for 3 years. I thought I had to wait 2 years for 1 fruit and then the plant would die.

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Brenda DeGood April 12, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Started mine today. Will keep you posted :)

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Becky April 13, 2012 at 10:45 pm

I just had cataract surgery, so I cant be sure I read all the comments, but some 35 years ago when I was first in to “garbage gardening” I was told pineapple from Hawaii had their cores removed. If they were imported from S. America or Mexico, they could be propagated because the cores were in tact. Any newer information would be helpful.

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Susan April 14, 2012 at 12:15 am

I live in Stuart, FL. My little town and its sister, Jensen Beach, used to be pineapple plantations. I grow them in my front yard. Here is the key to getting fruit in one year instead of two: TWIST the top off, don’t cut it. I was given this advice (which I thought my be just native superstition) and then was able to validate it. My twisted pineapples fruited in one year, and all my cut ones took two (or more)! Not sure of the scientific reason, but I theorize it has something to do with vortex or torsion energy from the twisting action since spirals are geometric model of life in our universe….

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Kris April 14, 2012 at 10:44 am

I too ran across this on StumbleUpon – what a cool idea! I love pineapple and I’m always looking for new and different houseplants, so I’ll be putting this on my fun “to do” list. And I agree with a previous post, this is a great activity for kids or home schooling! Thanks for sharing this:)

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Lori E April 22, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Hi there. I saw someone repost your pineapple blog. I just wanted to comment on what a fresh and fun writer you are! I really enjoyed reading it. You took a recipe for planting a pineapple and really brightened my night! You made it fun and interesting and gave me a little insight into your personality. Well done! Have a great night!!

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vicki sponsler April 28, 2012 at 10:30 am

I have planted 2 pineapples this week. They are growing mold and I have sour nats flying around. I cut the tops probably back 1 inch amd put them in water for 3 days them planted them in miricle grow potting soil. I hope they grow something besides mold.

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tausif May 3, 2012 at 6:51 am

Wow! I’ve never even heard of this! thanks for this …posting

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Kelly May 5, 2012 at 10:16 pm

So happy to find this site! I am excited to plant my own pineapple and reap the rewards. I recently have been doing the same with organic celery, it’s amazing how quickly the celery grows! I wonder what else we can grow in this manner?

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Kelly May 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm

This is great!!! I can’t wait to try it!

Thanks for sharing and the detailed steps!

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Ian May 11, 2012 at 6:40 am

Awesome Red, never thought of growing one as an indoor plant.

We grew loads when we lived in Uganda, they got huge and were soooooo sweet compared to the supermarket ones we get here in Norway.

Thanks for the reminder :-)

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Sam May 13, 2012 at 6:21 am

in Africa, especially here in Uganda the country of the largest and sweetest pineapples in the world, we collect and cut up the leftovers, boil them with fresh ginger and sweeten with some sugar, strain the boil and cool in a fridge and enjoy great tasting pineapple juice.

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andres May 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm

U can put the cover of the pineapple in water for 3 o 5 days and it makes the most refreshing water ever :3
sorry for my grammar
Im ecuadorian
:D

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Adam June 10, 2012 at 2:14 pm

This looks very interesting my man. But do u think a Pineapple Tree such as this would survive outdoors in a Mediterranean place like Sicily or Malta?

Cheers
Adam

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Gina June 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I would love to try this! Except I kill plants. I will let you know how it goes!

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Stacy June 13, 2012 at 8:13 am

I had someone give me a pineapple from Hawii .I rooted and planted it.I am hoping here in southeast Texas in will produce a good pineapple.That pineapple was so awesome it made the whole house smell like it.We do not have the right climate but were pretty close to being tropical here…It will make me so happy if my baby make’s wonderful pineapple’s……

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Lou June 25, 2012 at 9:40 am

That is super. I’m very jealous…… thinking it’s soooooo NOT going to work here in the UK. Boo, off to the store I go..

xx

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Debbie Harper June 25, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Got to try this. If you don’t mind I would love to share this on my site.

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Allie June 26, 2012 at 9:01 pm

You can actually just twist off the head of the pineapple instead of slicing it off, then pull off about an inch worth of the leaves, as you pull them off you will start to see roots have already began to grow, plant in soil, water and watch it grow. Sometimes planting with the extra fruit left by slicing can make the roots rot (at least that’s what I’ve been told, I have only done it my way!)

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silvi Okos (@silviOkos1) June 27, 2012 at 8:16 am

eat nothing apart of ananas

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Marc June 27, 2012 at 12:41 pm

This is awesome! I love pineapple! Especially fresh cut. I didn’t know you could do that. So does the same plant keep producing year after year, or does that finish the plant and you have to plant a new one? We’ve tried just planting a peach pit and have a beautiful peach tree started, and have done the same with grapefuit seeds and are seeing that start to grow! Awesome stuff!

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Bruce July 1, 2012 at 6:50 am

Every time me and my little boy buy a pineapple from the shop we plant out a new pineapple plant in a pot on the balcony of our apartment. Its certainly not a cost effective means of getting a pineapple time wise, but its lots of fun and kids love it.

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Penny July 4, 2012 at 8:28 pm

After all of the wonderful comments, I never saw the answer to one of the original questions… What size pot do you initially use? I just “planted” mine today after letting it sit in a saucer for 3 days and it’s in a fairly big pot. Another friend said he thinks that’s too big (unless I keep it watered regularly). He has a “Candy Stripe” variety and has been getting fruit for 5 years now. To me, this is just a cool experiment. The fruit would be great, but I just think the plant is neat!

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Lauren July 6, 2012 at 9:28 pm

This is incredible–I swear, growing a pineapple never crossed my mind at all. Does that one plant continue to produce? I really want to try this in my dorm room now!

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Martha July 12, 2012 at 11:11 am

Cool picks.. Tickled Red We are growing TickleMe Plants and the leaves fold and the branches droop when Tickled.
http://www.ticklemeplant.com

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Betz July 14, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Thanks so much for the info….My little boy can hardly wait the 3 days it takes before we can plant it!!!! He loves to try to grow ANYTHING . Wish us luck!!

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Billie July 24, 2012 at 11:41 am

Do you just cut the pineapple off the plant and will produce another one, I guess I am dum, but diden’t quite understand. Thanks

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Designs By Jo July 26, 2012 at 10:32 am

Great article. Even if you never got edible size fruit it makes a really interesting houseplant. Before the fruit matures completely you can cut it at the bottom of the stalk and it is a very interesting addition in a floral design.
As much as I love fruit I tend to always see ways to use things in flower arrangements.

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Joanne August 3, 2012 at 8:11 pm

I started my pineapple plant 26 months ago. It’s nice and big and strong looking, but no fruit. It even has a baby plant growing up next to it. What am I doing wrong?

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Allison August 6, 2012 at 12:05 pm

It looks so fun, though I don’t have a good spot in my house for a plant that size! I bet a home-grown pineapple tastes a lot better than the imported ones at the grocery store.

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marie August 7, 2012 at 11:29 am

What a wonderful instructional blog! I have shared it on my works facebook page http://www.facebook.com/glebegc?ref=hl if you wanted to have a look! A great activity to do with the kids even if they don’t wait as long as the fruit, its such a fantastic looking plant! Thank you for putting pictures to it!
Keep up the good work! :-)

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Mark August 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I always wanted to plant pineapples. But only one from one? No bountiful harvest?

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Dentist Yorkville August 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm

What a fun project

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CosmopolitMaids August 22, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Try growing…)

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Viipukka August 30, 2012 at 2:14 am

So cool! I´m gonna do this first thing this weekend! Even planting is fun, since you get to eat the pineapple!

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Jeri September 4, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Hi Tickled Red, I know this is a stupid question but, the Pineapple I bought today the “leaves” really do not look good. Will it still work? I tried to find one with some green leaves, I really wasn’t even concerned about whether it was ripe or not. I just want to grow a plant. Also, did you put it in the big pot from the very beginning? Thank you so much for showing your pictures. I am so excited. LOL

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Dewey Kearney September 17, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I knew there was a way to grow Pineapples but had never seen it spelled out like this. I live in Arizona but have a big house and lots of light so this will grow. I’m going to do it. Thanks

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Fatimah September 21, 2012 at 7:09 am

hi.
very interesting project and informative too….
your blog is awesome…
keep it up..

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Joyce Hilburn September 26, 2012 at 8:10 am

Wish I had seen this yesterday. As I was making homemade pineapple sorbet and I hesitated as I threw the top in the trash wondering if I could plant it. This is great to know. I’ll try it next time. Thanks, Red.

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Z September 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm

I just cut up a beautiful Royal Golden Princess Pineapple. It’s about half the size of a regular pineapple. The fruit tasted just delicious! Since it is smaller, the plant gave me about 4 fruits.

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riddlywalker September 28, 2012 at 7:45 pm

In the 1700s pineapples were a huge fad with the aristocracy in the uk- they built huge heated greenhouses to grow them- even in Scotland. Check this out, a pineapple folly built in 1776, and now you can rent it and stay in it!
http://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/dunmore-pineapple-p254611

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Becca September 30, 2012 at 9:44 pm

We have been growing a pineapple for over 2 years and it has no fruit!!!! it is very green, the same size as yours (maybe bigger)… any ideas why it isn’t giving us fruit????

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Brittani October 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm

this method your actually more likely to get mold and rot. A better way is to twist off the top, peel away the lower leaves until you see the roots twisted around the stem. Soak roots in water until you see root growth, then plant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1klxRnjZOI&feature=plcp

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Dan October 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Great looking house plant project – Thanks

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Heather October 17, 2012 at 7:19 am

Rabbits eat pineapple (skins, tops and all) – it’s good for clearing out any fur in the intestines, and they love sweet fruit (when they can get it – I give mine fruit in moderation). Feed your scraps to a bunny, or to your earthworms.

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Mary Ann October 17, 2012 at 10:18 pm

We started our pineapple about one month ago, it is growing already:)

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Martin November 5, 2012 at 6:06 am

I did it the way Brittani describes above and mine grew roots quickly. I’ve planted it out in the garden now in a place to one side where it will not get the daily watering that the rest of the garden gets. Let’s see how long it takes to produce.

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ella November 14, 2012 at 10:42 pm

i have one for 5 years not and it hasn’t fruit yet….it just keeps getting bigger and bigger!!!!!!!!WHY???

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Steve golden November 20, 2012 at 9:58 am

the next time you cut the bottom off a bunch of celery, place the bottom in a plate of water until roots form and plant it in a pot of good soil. You will have celery clippings all winter and several stalks of celery. The darn thing just keeps on growing.

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Sally December 14, 2012 at 10:38 am

I did plant a Pineapple plant after following this pin. It is growing like crazy and so fun to watch change. I love this idea it makes for a wonderful plant in the house! Thank you for sharing your pin!

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Sue McKee January 4, 2013 at 8:31 am

Well,I have a very big pineapple plant .It’s a year old this summer.I have grown them before and I ate a good lil pineapple off the last one.I’d like to know ,do they bear another one IF I keep the plant.I live in Ms. so I do put mine outside when all danger of frost is over and only let nature water it and they do fine.I have just always thrown them away when I get a fruit.Thank you,Sue McKee

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rosalindquashwilliams@hotmail.com January 10, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Yes this is so true have done it many times, seeing that I grew up in the Islands, these things are so natural for me. I stick everthing peice of cut off vegetable I use in the dirt and challenge it to growm. It is fun.

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beth January 11, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Is this cat friendly? I really want to do this but my cat loves to chew the leaves on my plants :(

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lunanoir January 13, 2013 at 8:31 am

You can make an enzyme cleaning liquid with the peels and leftover bits. Google it you will find the recipy. Great for pet odours and whoopsies and for general cleaning and you can pour it on your garden plants as a vertilizer so it is a win win i reckon. Takes a while to develop though, but if you are willing to wait 2 years for a single fruit, then this is a breeze

thanx for the step buy step instructions. I’ve heard of this before, but I always thought it was too much of a shlep.

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Emma January 14, 2013 at 6:13 pm

You could make tepache, a divine and refreshing Mexican drink: put the pineapple scraps in a bucket with 1&1/2 cups o sugar and 2/3 liters of water. Let sit I. Warm place for 5 days as it slightly ferments, stirring once a day gently. Strain, taste and sweeten if necessary, chill and serve with mint.

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Linda neal January 15, 2013 at 7:49 pm

I have a pinapple plant that i have had for a long time it has never had fruit on it .What am i doing wrong ?

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Ruby January 22, 2013 at 3:15 am

EVERYONE
A PINEAPPLE CAN REPRODUCE IN THE WILD BY FALLING OVER. ITS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS YOU ARE ALL MAKING IT.
DO NOT CUT THE PINAPPLE OR PLANT IN WATER,,,,IT WILL ROT BEFORE IT EVER ROOTS. ITS A BROMALAIDE…IT NEEDS VERY LITTLE WATER AND THAT IS WHY ITS LEAVES ARE SHAPED LIKE THEY ARE…TO CATCH WATER AND WHATEVER IS IN THEM CAN SUFFICE FOR A MONTH. IT IS NICE TO GIVE IT A CUP OF WATER IN THE LEAVES AND AROUND THE BASE OF THE PLANT EVERY WEEK INSTEAD, BUT IF YOU FORGET TO WATER ONE WEEK IT WILL NOT HURT THE PLANT AT ALL. IN ADDITION, YOU ARE GROWING IT IN A COMFORTABLE TEMPERATURE CONDITION IN YOUR HOUSE AND IT WILL SURVIVE IN THE HEAT OF SUMMER IN THE TROPICS, SO YOU WILL NEVER HURT IT BY FORGETTING TO WATER….DONT OVER WATER.

FIRST OF ALL, DO NOT CUT OFF THE CROWN, THE EXCESS FRUIT WILL ROT. SIMPLY GRAB THE FRUIT WITH 2 HANDS AND TWIS OFF THE CROWN OF LEAVES. YOU WILL SEE ALL THE FRUIT COME AWAY FROM THE ROOT STALK. THEN TEAR AWAY HALF INCH OF BOTTOM LEAVES TO EXPOSE ROOTS THAT ARE ALREADY THERE IN EVERY SINGLE PLANT.

THEN STICK THE THING RIGHT IN A POT OF SOIL,,,,AIRY CACTUS TYPE SOIL MIXED WITH PERALITE …IT NEEDS TO DRAIN, AGAIN IT DOES NOT NEED A LOT OF WATER SO DONT GET A HEAVY SOIL THAT RETAINS TOO MUCH WATER AND MIXING IT WITH PERALITE WILL MAKE THE SOIL AIRY.

TAKES 2 MONTHS FOR IT TO GROW LONGER ROOTS, THE OLD CROWN LEAVES WILL TURN BROWN AND DIE OFF WHILE THE NEW GREEN ONES GROW A NEW PLANT.

POT IT IN AN 8 INCH POT THE FIRST TIME SO YOU DONT HAVE TO REPOT LATER ,,,KEEP IT SIMPLE PEOPLE.

THE FRUIT WILL BE AS SWEET AS THE ORIGINAL PLANT.

YOU CAN ALSO BUY DWARF VARIETIES IN A GARDEN CENTRE ALREADY GROWING FOR YOU.

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Gene Traylor February 12, 2013 at 10:02 am

Someone planted 2 of them among shrubs at my apartment comlex here in central Florida. I snatched the first 2 that grew but someone else got a 3rd. Been about 6 months now, plants still healthy but no sign of any new pineapples growing. I may try to grow one in my apt.

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Lynn March 28, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Someone had mentioned how big the leaves get and that they are sharp. Can you trim them without damaging the plant? Thanks….

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Tickled Red April 1, 2013 at 11:19 am

You can absolutely trim them, the ends will turn brown though.

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sue April 22, 2013 at 7:33 am

I’m going to buy two pinnapples and try both ways: cutting off the top with some of the fruit and placing in water; and pulling off the leaves and peeling bottom leaves to expose roots and putting in soil.
Wonder which will grow better?

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Nat April 22, 2013 at 7:40 pm

So does it need sun all year around,I want to plant one so bad but is it worth it in Salem Or!? Help?

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Uwe Zimmermann April 25, 2013 at 3:33 am

I planted mine about 3 years ago. No fruit yet, but a nice plant. But you cannot emphasize enough that it is a LARGE plant with LONG leaves!

Uwe.

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carrie May 2, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Omg!!! I’m starting mine today!! Super excited :)) thanks for sharing! :}

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HI I tried this about 3 to 4 years ago and still have one of the 2 pineapple plants that I did like you did but mine never has produced a pineapple. What am I doing wrong. I put it under a grow light in the winter and outside east exposure under the roof in the summer time. puzzled in Ks.

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Millicent July 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm

I don’t know what happened to mine! I followed the instructions completely, and my pineapple top rotted and had bugs and maggots growing in the soil! What did I do wrong?!?

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A. Adams July 18, 2013 at 9:50 am

Ordinarily, in the Caribbean where I live, we allow the pineapple to ripen to a yellow colour, this can be done by harvesting it and letting it stand in the kitchen a day or two, if left on the stalk birds and insects will get to it before we do :). Then when we peel the pineapple, we wash it, then simmer it in a pan of water for a few minutes. Let it infuse until it cools to room temperature. Add sugar to taste, put the pineapple drink to chill in the fridge or add ice and drink straight away. Cheers!

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A. Adams July 18, 2013 at 9:53 am

I forgot to say that I was Answering the question on what to do with the peel. It’s the peel that is simmered to make the drink. Sorry for the ambiguity.

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Linda Taylor August 9, 2013 at 8:11 pm

I live in Central Florida. I have several plants in my garden outside. I have never put them in water….just stick in the ground. Our soil here is a sandy mix, and I think that is more natural. I just cut the sweetest beauty a couple of days ago. You can see it on my FB page if you like. I see no where to put an attachment here. My only problem is getting them to be large enough. What kind of food do you feed yours?

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Hi Linda, Man you are so lucky you can plant yours outside! We can get some harsh winters here in NC even on the coast so that’s why we pot them. No special food other than regular Miracle-grow honest, I’ll ask my step-mom to be sure. Have a lovely weekend.

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annonymous October 6, 2013 at 4:19 pm

id just like to say that growing these fruits are easy. all you need is a starting fruit and soil not even a pot. i planted them directly in the ground and they’ve thrived for 3 years. theyre not fully grown so they dont produce fruits yet (currently trying the apples technique), which is the only complaint i have with it: time but other than that, you barely need and water just let rain do it if you have it outside and even if you dont have them outside, they need hardly any water. maybe water them once a week. anything youre doing wrong will show up in the leaves. not enough plant food they will turn red, too much sun, theyll be yellow. pineapples most likely are the easiest plant to grow considering they need hardly any water, and anything wrong you can instantly see.

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I am currently trying to sprout 2 pineapple tops using the clear glass method with the base in some water. I have waited 2 weeks and nothing is happening?? Im not seeing any new roots grow or anything and the leaves are just going brown and crispy. what am I doing wrong? I read somewhere else to remove all the pineapple flesh to prevent rot. I see that you left some flesh on there. Maybe thats what the roots feed off of? Any help would be great.

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