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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...

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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...
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fresh pinapples look so good
are they better thann the baught ones?
sorry to be sarcastic but...

                                              |Store Bought Pineapple|
|Fresh Pineapple/

The healt benefits are clear. the only matter of concern really is time over convenience...Can you wait a year to eat the fruit of your labor (pardon the pun)?Would you rather eat a fruit that YOU grew thet YOU know what its been around? i would love to try this but i do not think my climate nor geo-location would be suitable...animals would eat my fruit and i think it might be a little too dry.
And apparently, you're too stupid to either build an animal proof enclosure out of something like chicken wire, or too stupid to try growing it in a pot so that you can take it in or outdoors as needed.
Until you make an instructable that is interesting or useful to anyone here...let alone anyone instructables.com at all...you have no right to call anyone here stupid...troll
AmberP31 month ago
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.
jordand51 month ago

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.

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!!!
phip7 years ago
I wanted to point out that pineapples are actually bromeliads, and so do not ever have seeds. The reproduce using "pups" from their base, exactly what you are doing here. Once a pineapple plant flowers and grows a fruit, that plant will never produce fruit again. The fruit sprout around them though. Much like bananas in this way.
Yourewrong phip16 days ago
You're wrong. And also stupid.
You are SO wrong!
Pineapples DO produce seeds, and the seeds from MOST are viable. Pineapples will usually produce fruit a second time but not usually a third.
The "pups" at the base of the fruit can be replanted, so it is common to get 2-3 new plants out of every old one.
pineapples do have seeds, i have seen them from time to time. i usually find them on larger pineapples about 1/4 to 1/2" in from the outside.
But are they viable? Do they sprout?
I have always worked as a cook,& in the spring of the year,I have found many pineapples with seeds,as you said from 1/4 to 1/2' in from the outside.The seeds I found were much like apple seeds.
Minny1128 phip6 years ago
One of my pineapple plants has bloomed again & has fruit on it. This is the 2nd pineapple I got from this same plant.
you are so lucky; you live with tree frogs! Very cute.
Yeah, that thing is awesome. Are those legal to own as pets?
If you have to ask, the answer is no, because you're too stupid.
very cute!!!
Great Project :)
Cram it in you're B hole, Greg.
kaway273 years ago
I eat a lot of pineapples and just threw away the top part. I never thought I can plant it that way. I going to try to plant them from now on. Nice instructable. Thanks.
Cram it, moron.
what month would be the best to plant it in?
Cram it.
Bruce Voss3 years ago
I live in a gated comuniity in southwest florida, we have an enclosed lani 24 by 40ft. (sreened in patio )I put in a planting bed 2' wide and around the perimitor.We dont have space for a trditional garden. The produce ladies at our Publics supper market that cut-up and make fruit cups gave me a dosen tops to get me started with planting my pineapple?flower bed. each week I plant a new start.If things go as planed I'll plant around 60 tops .I cant think of a hedge that could be more satisfying.
WTF is a "lani"??!!?!?
You mean "LANAI"???
You clearly have internet access, so, are you really so dumb you couldn't figure out how to spell that word right???
CrayfishYAY4 years ago
I live in Alabama, a little north of Birmingham. Is it warm enough for pineapples? I really want to grow some!
I'm in the Huntsville area and i've grown them in pots before and my grandmother has grown them in a hot house but they wont survive over winter outside.
I now live in south Mississippi, really close to the beach. I think I'll have some luck here.
Thanks for keeping us updated 2 years later, but really, NO ONE CARES!!!!
Shannamez1 year ago

I live in western Massachusetts & we have had one of the coldest winters ever this year. I planted a pineapple top a few years ago, just to see what would happen. I keep it in a sunny window spot that does get chilly in the winter months. Much to my surprise, after a few years, my window project is growing a pineapple.

You want a cookie or some other sort of prize? No one cares, jackass.
hedgesci3 years ago
i usally wait until my second year of growth before i force my plant to produce fruit. to force it to produce fruit, you slice up an apple(red apples), then place the slices near the center where the fruit will bloom.the apples give off a gass when deteriating, that forces it to bloom and produce fruit.
You're aware this both defies the laws of physics and is just a wives tale myth, right??
that is so cool to know!
autumn11 year ago

A friend of mine gave me two pineapple tops. She put them in dark plastic bags and put them in the refrigerator. They were probably in there for two days. Anyway I brought them home and put them on the counter. I forgot about them for a day or two. When I realized this I just knew they were goners. I put them in the fridge anyway and forgot about them again. When I found your instructions I decided to give it a try. There wasn't any flesh left on them. So I started pulling off the leaves. I immediately saw roots that had already started growing. So I just put toothpicks in them and set them in a jar of water. I'll just have to wait and see what happens. I was just wondering if keeping them in the plastic bags kept them moist and that is why they started rooting on their own.

And thank you for your instructions.

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