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Re: Pineapples are ripe

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Pineapples are ripe
  • From: Cathy Carpenter cathy.c@insightbb.com
  • Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 11:08:54 -0500
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Jim,
I know you've probably given me this before, but could you go through  
what you do to the tops to ready them for planting? And could I use  
tops from a supermarket pineapple?

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Jul 30, 2005, at 6:26 PM, james singer wrote:

> We have 12 30-gallon pots with pineapples in them--one plant per  
> pot. Four of them fruited this year. When they fruit, the plant  
> dies, but it sends out suckers first. We've found, however, that  
> rooting the tops of the fruit is better than trying to save and re- 
> pot the suckers, so when a plant fruits, we usually clean out the  
> pot, re-mix and fortify the soil, and start all over. It takes an  
> average 18 months from pineapple top to edible fruit. But soooo  
> good [!] because we don't have to pick them green to get them to  
> market.
>
> We've got two more 30-gallon pots in the patch that we're trying to  
> fill with yard waste that will compost down and make new growing  
> pots--but that's a long process, mostly because I forget about  
> them. Originally, we had wanted 24 pots, but I doubt that we'll  
> ever get there.
>
> On Jul 30, 2005, at 7:00 PM, Cersgarden@aol.com wrote:
>
>
>> Jim, you have pineapple on ranch?  How wonderful!
>>     Ceres
>>
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> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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