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Old 03-11-2013, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I was at a freinds house and he was telling me about his mothers pineapple plants. We live in Ohio so I was bit dumbfounded by the idea until he explained it all to me. Apparently you can take the top off your grocery store pineapple and make a house/garden plant out of it?

Anyway, I bought two pineapples today and I'm going to try it. Have any of you done this before? What kind of results have you gotten and what are your experiences?
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:49 PM
 
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i live in florida and do it all the time. sweet pineapples
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs
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Will that work north of Florida? In a drier climate?

uh
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Will that work north of Florida? In a drier climate?

uh
I guess you can do it about anywhere but if you live in a place that gets cold in winter, you should probly stick to just growing it as a house plant.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I saw one at the fair last year. It took them 5 years to finally produce their first pineapple fruit.

I started one here this winter. So far it looks half dead. Hopefully this summer it will grow.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:05 PM
 
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We have grown them from tops,it did'nt take 5 yr.s but I took them off too soon.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:24 PM
 
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I was at a freinds house and he was telling me about his mothers pineapple plants. We live in Ohio so I was bit dumbfounded by the idea until he explained it all to me. Apparently you can take the top off your grocery store pineapple and make a house/garden plant out of it?

Anyway, I bought two pineapples today and I'm going to try it. Have any of you done this before? What kind of results have you gotten and what are your experiences?
My mum used to give the pineapple tops for us to grow as kids-I don't think we ever got a pineapple ( long process-kids attention span!) I did however grow an avocado plant from the seed which I ended up giving to my sister many many years ago and it's still doing well!
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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My mum used to give the pineapple tops for us to grow as kids-I don't think we ever got a pineapple ( long process-kids attention span!) I did however grow an avocado plant from the seed which I ended up giving to my sister many many years ago and it's still doing well!
But no avocados right?
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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But no avocados right?
I always wondered. I never had mine that long.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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I saw one at the fair last year. It took them 5 years to finally produce their first pineapple fruit.

I started one here this winter. So far it looks half dead. Hopefully this summer it will grow.
I live in Florida and many years ago, I planted some tops. Yeah, I didn't think they were ever going to fruit until I put an apple (it gives off a gas) down into the center of the plant. Walla ! it formed a pineapple and I was off and running.....the original plant will not make a new fruit but, the pups on the sides will fruit faster. I had a whole clump of them and never fertilized or watered them. I always had pineapples though small from lack of care...I finally had to move that bed and I am now starting another one, if the neighbors don't still the pineapples....lol.

Just as a side note....I spent a ton of money on water and fertilizer and a banana plant. Too much expense for the return and the old plant needs to be cut down. They spread, as well. Too much effort. I got one stalk of ladyfinger bananas and they were heaven.
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