Re: [gardeners] Getting baby pineapples??????

George Shirley (
Tue, 17 Nov 1998 11:51:50 -0800

I have grown pineapples by planting the top. Never used apples but it
takes two years (or more depending upon climate) for it to make fruit
again. I had the best success when I lived in Saudi Arabia and could
consistently get them to fruit on a biennial basis. As far as wrapping
them with plastic wrap it may just keep the plant warmer and moister (is
that a real word?).


Gayle Fields wrote:
> I thought I would post this question to both gardening groups as I
> really need an answer.  We are trying to get my pineapple plants at
> school to have little pineapples.  The method mentioned was to wrap it
> in plastic and add an apple around the plant.  Is this correct?  Do you
> add a whole apple or do you cut it?  The kids are really into this so I
> need to get it right.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Gayle
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