Step 3: Figure Out Where to Plant Pineapple...

Your leftover pineapple top from the previous step is all you need to grow a pineapple. A pineapple is a fruit, so therefore it can produce seeds, but from what I understand seeds are rare in domesticated pineapples. I've personally never gotten any seeds in any of my store bought or home grown pineapples. Because of the lack of an overflowing supply of seeds, using the cutting from the top of an eaten pineapple is the ideal way to go.

For the planting itself, I have found that putting the pineapple top directly into the ground works best. There are other techniques to planting pineapples, such as trimming all of the remaining fruit away leaving just the base of the leaves, then letting the top dry out for a few days, then putting the pineapple top in a glass of water until roots start growing, then finally planting the pineapple top into the ground. I have experimented with these extra steps and haven't had too much luck. Trimming all of the fruit away just seems to kill the pineapple plant, even before it is planted. Root sprouting in water resulted in some very moldy pineapple plants, which ended up no surviving. So with all of these extra steps that you could try, sticking the pineapple top directly into the ground seems to work best.

If you live in a warmer climate, you can plant your pineapple directly into the ground. Where I live, there is an occasional frost each winter, but that's about the worst of the cold weather. My pineapple plants handle that just fine. If your winter weather is any worse than the occasional freeze, plant your pineapple in a pot where you can take it inside.

When you pick out a spot (or pot) for your pineapple, make sure it has room. The plants grow to about five feet across and get spiny leaves, so take that into consideration when deciding where you plant your pineapple.
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.
fresh pinapples look so good <br>are they better thann the baught ones?
sorry to be sarcastic but...<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; |<strong><u>Store Bought Pineapple|</u></strong><br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; /<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; /<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; _VS._/<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;/<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;/<br> <strong><u>|Fresh Pineapple</u></strong>/<br> <br> <br> 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
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.
<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!!!
I wanted to point out that pineapples are actually <a rel="nofollow" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bromeliad">bromeliads</a>, and so do not ever have seeds. The reproduce using &quot;pups&quot; 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.<br/>
So, I guess the lady in this video isn't removing seeds from this pineapple? You're a complete idiot.<br>http://youtu.be/f-KF6rpaemY<br>
You're wrong. And also stupid.
You are SO wrong!<br>Pineapples DO produce seeds, and the seeds from MOST are viable. Pineapples will usually produce fruit a second time but not usually a third.<br>The &quot;pups&quot; 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.
<strong>One of my pineapple plants has bloomed again &amp; has fruit on it. This is the 2nd pineapple I got from this same plant. </strong><br/>
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.
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.
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 &quot;lani&quot;??!!?!?<br>You mean &quot;LANAI&quot;???<br>You clearly have internet access, so, are you really so dumb you couldn't figure out how to spell that word right???
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!!!!
<p>I live in western Massachusetts &amp; 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. </p>
You want a cookie or some other sort of prize? No one cares, jackass.
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!
<p>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.</p><p>And thank you for your instructions.</p>
You're pretty dumb, aren't you??
i grew pineapples once in brazil, i rubbed some rooting hormone one the base befour planting. i havent had any luck in the uk yet though
<p>i have in a greenhouse last year still growing in front room window had to put the pineapple top under a clear plastic tub (doubles the heat) potted it when the root grew did this last year mid summer had couple of weeks of heat helped brought it indoors for winter but yeah can grow in uk started to grow a second head dont know why always thought they grew one head </p>
Do you have any concept at all of how science works?? Simply putting a plastic tub over a plant WILL NOT &quot;DOUBLE&quot; THE HEAT!!! You people at pathetic!!!!!!
<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.

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