Pineapples are wonderful fruit. Not only are they delicious, but they are also very easy to grow. All you really need to start growing your own pineapple farm is a pineapple and some dirt (and a pot if you live in a colder climate).

Step 1: Obtain a Pineapple...

Go to wherever you like buying fruit from, whether it be a supermarket, farmers market, or from a guy selling fruit on the side of the road. Buy a nice looking pineapple. Make sure it's nice and ripe. Take the fruit home, and move on to the next step...
<p>i have two beautiful plants that I have had for two years, outside in the summer and inside in the winter Texas gets cold but I have not seen any signs of a blossom is there something else that I need to do? </p>
<p>I know this sounds like a joke but they need an apple -- no, seriously!! The apple slice will give off ethylene gas which encourages the plant to flower and set fruit. Simply place the plant in a large plastic bag, put a slice of apple on the crown, tie up the bag and put it in a warm shady spot. After 4 days, remove the plant from the bag, discard the apple slice and put the plant back in it's sunny place. After a few months you'll get beautiful little cluster of flowers followed by a small fruit -- about 6 months later, you should be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor!! Good luck!!</p>
<p>WOW I found this quite by accident while looking up some information for a friend! I, too, was wondering why my beautiful 2-1/2 y/o pineapple had never shown any sign of desiring to bloom and fruit. I've got to get apples for Thanksgiving anyway, so I'll reserve a slice for my baby! Thank you so much!</p>
Fart on it
<p>It is either a bromeliad or a pineapple plant...they sort of look alike, but one produces a pineapple, the other a flower... Hope it is a pineapple plant...</p>
<p>Pineapple themselves are bromeliad plants but they are a certain bromeliad that bears fruit</p>
I just started mine, progress is going very good. Excited to see what happens and how much food I get. Thinking of transplanting this in the ground I live in Nevada I'm hoping the climate is good for it.
<p>Nice. SO, pineapples are actually easy to grow and look after ? </p>
&quot;...rather than the store bought pineapples that get ripe on the shelves.&quot; If my memory of the tour of the Dole Pineapple Plantation in Hawaii serves me correctly, I believe this statement is incorrect. I could be wrong, but I believe the fruit ripens on the plant, then it's picked and shipped. I believe it has a fairly long shelf life.
<p>Y'all should go the next level with it, you can online order white organic pineapple from Kauai, bada boom bada bing, grow that one. Mean da white one.</p>
Why would I waste $25 like that?
Or I could willingly flush $25 down the toilet, too. Or, I could go to the local grocery store and buy a regular yellow Dole pineapple for about 1/5th this price and enjoy it's non-organic goodness 10x as much!!!
Can someone tell me what I have going here?
<p>It looks more like an agave plant or a relative of the aloe. Either that or it is a plant, I can't remember its name but I have so many of them in my garden, it starts with B. Sorry brain not working well today</p>
<p>I think it's a pineapple (guessing from the article's title 'How to Grow Pineapples'). Then again I failed out of college.</p>
On a pineapple tour of the Dole Plantation here in Hawaii, they said once a pineapple is harvested it doesn't get any more ripe. Also, the color of the pineapple doesn't determine ripeness either.
Yep. You are correct.
Any1 have any luck with these in the UK?
<p>Hi Victron</p><p>I started mine 2 years ago and it has given a fruit. I live in Surrey. </p>
<p>My question as well</p>
<p>We have had one growing since December 2014. We are in Australia Central NSW Coast and it is doing well. We have been covering it during winter nights. Its doing well.</p>
So, I was confused: is it doing well? If so, how well????
I started this one Feb 2015
<p>I have a plant that I have been growing for several years. It now has 4 fruits on it. Actually there are several plants in the pot. One of the fruits has several small shoots at the bottom that look like small pineapples. Anyone know what this is?</p>
<p>The small shoots are probably what's called &quot;pups&quot;. Many plants from the pineapple family of Bromeliads have those, and they are volunteer clones. You should be able to separate those, plant them, and get whole new pineapple plants! Congrats and good luck!</p>
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<p>Is a lot of direct sun too much for pineapples? I have 2 in pots and was told they like a lot of sun. But one of them the leaves have white streaks like plants get from sunburn. I am just trying to figure if it is too much sun or something wrong with my plant. Both of my plants are in the same area that gets sun all day one looks great. Thanks for any ideas.</p>
Clearly, you've never seen a real pineapple farm. No such thing as too much sun for a pineapple plant.
I so happy that my pineapple is starting to come in. Can't wait to see how delicious it will be. My first homegrown pineapple
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<p>In early 2014 I purchased a small pineapple from a local grocery store. I cut off the green top and put it in a planter with fresh potting soil. It began growing new leaves right away. During the cold weather I kept the planter in a sunny window of my house. When the weather warmed up I placed it outside on my deck. I did not bring the planter back in until early fall. The plant produced a small bud last month. And in the space of 6 weeks it has grown into a miniature pineapple.</p>
<p>My Aunt and Uncle live in Canada and they grew Pinapples so it can be done anywhere :)</p>
It can't be do e in a van down by the river, so fuck you.
<p>How do you plant a pineapple indoors</p>
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If you'd read the article, you'd know. The same way you plant one outdoors, in the dirt. Except indoors, that dirt is in a pot. Dipshit.
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<p>Yah - you need to list their minimum and maximum growing / fruiting temperature ranges and seasonal growth factors. Too many people are just too lazy and too stupid to look that up themselves - so you have to spoon feed them basic botanical information, so they can avoid having to think for themselves.</p>
<p>wow... cant wait to get started. thanks for the information... I have a friend who has a pineapple plant and it is beautiful. I hope to have as much success as her, and yourself. </p>
<p>I have several growing in pots inside my house as I live in Georgia and I don't set them outside until April when it's warm enough for them. I started mine by twisting off the meat and peeling back the bottom leaves and then shoving down into soil. they started just fine within a few weeks began to grow. So I've had one for over two years now but I have never seen it produce a Pineapple. So, I will try the adding of a cut apple to the center to force it. but I am curious do the Hawaiians have to replant their Pineapples after every second fruit? I've seen those Pineapple fields, how is this possible? </p>
They only replant one that dies. The plantations plants keep producing once they start and will continue to produce fruit until the plant dies.
<p>I live in southeast AZ and have a lot of growing time. So, I got a little pocket book some years ago that showed how you can grow &quot;free&quot; plants. The pineapple directions said, when the pineapple plant is at least 2 ft tall, and if you put an apple with it, and enclose it in plastic, the gas created by the apple can cause the growth of the fruit. I goofed and hacked my plant with my weedeater one day and....... bye-bye plant. :( My question is: if I manage to get the plant to produce a fruit, is that the only one it will produce, or will the same plant grow more than one pineapple? </p>
I dunno if your plant will because you are apparently having to &quot;force&quot; it to produce fruit, but normal plants produce fruit as long as they are alive.
<p>some people are saying it will produce a second time but not a third. I grew one and it fruited this year. Will keep the plant in the ground and see if it does again. In the meanwhile, I will plant the fruit i just got and start another. </p><p>Wouldn't hurt in case it doesn't fruit again </p>

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