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

Barbara J. Davis (
Tue, 17 Nov 1998 13:43:42 -0500

If these pineapple plants are in pots inside, then I doubt if they'll ever 
produce fruit.  Those fruiting plants become quite large and need 
the light you'd probably only get in an outdoor garden.  What use 
the apple or plastic wrap would be, I have no idea.  That sounds 
more like a setup to ripen green fruit or tomatoes.

Barbara Davis       southwest of Ft. Worth, TX

> 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?).
> George
> 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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> > 
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> > 
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