I'de like to grow a pineapple from the top of the fruit just to see if
I can do it .
If I can I'll have a neat plant and If I cant' well I'd have thrown
out the top any way after eating it.
any one know how to cultivate a plant from the top.
I looked for a web site to tell me hoe to do it but could not find one
I've had considerable success (about 80% of the times) by
cutting off the top c. 2 inches of the fruit, then tirmming
away the jucy part, leaving just a cylinder about the size
of the base of the crown, removing a few of the basal leaves,
turning it upside-down to dry & callous for a week or two,
then planting it in a lose organic mix -- being careful not
to over-water at first, but keeping the humidity high and
misting the top lightly with water daily, preferably in the
mid-morning (like most Bromeliadacea, the leaves have little
scales that trap water which is absorbed by glands underneath
them). After it's well-rooted, I feed lightly about once a
Don't expect to get tasty fruit, however -- that requires a
big plant and a tropical climate. (Well... okay, I _did_ get
reasonably good (though not very sweet) fruit from plants I grew
in the greenhouses at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, but
that wasn't under house conditions.)
easy just twist the top of the pineapple peel off the bottom couple or
so layers of smaller leaves this will create a stub and you will be
able to see the nodules where the roots will come from, plant this
pretty much into any potting medium water it in keep it reasonably
well watered and in a place where it will get good sun even direct
full on sun.
they say if you let the top dry out a bit for 2 or 3 weeks will fruit
quicker, but then in your neck of the woods fruiting may take a long
time to occure anyway.
'it works for me it could work for you,'
I see others have answered, but thought I'd mention a book the library
*might* have. I read about pineapples, and all the other plants he
grew from other "leftovers,"it's: The After Dinner Gardening Book.
Oh I'm so excited I read the website that was provided and I decided
to root it in some water with plant food and it's already working the
top looks better and little roots are protruding from teh place where
I stripped off the bottom leaves from the crown .
Thanks so much soon I will pot it It looks cool My kids are thrilled
On Sat, 7 Feb 2004 01:18:45 -0000, "David Hill"
Be aware that pine apple takes several months near a whole year before it
And it needs hot climate, so it should be cultivated in a greenhouse to get
I am from a hot tropical country, Mauritius.
Once I tried to plant pineapple, after waiting for around 6 months, I could
not longer wait. I just tore it out of the soil 7 threw it away.
I learned much later that it takes around 1 year before it gives results.
The fun of many of these trials aren't so much producing fruit, as
making something grow. I often plant ginger and have achieved several
pretty plants, but by no means a sure supply of ginger. A sprouting
garlic clove is worth planting, and a chunk of horseradish must be
confined, or it will take over your garden. Even if not suited to the
outdoor climate, a pineapple or citrus may be an interesting
And don't forget the ''sweet potato in a jar'' plant.
(Put the end of the potato into water as you would
an avocado seed)
You can also have nice plants for outside:
when the stems on the sweet potato are about 3-4 inches long,
Gently pull them off and put the ends in about 1/2 inch water.
As soon as roots begin to develop, either plant outside or into pots.
They can go outside when danger of frost is past, (very frost tender.)
They will even bloom with small, morning glory-like flowers.
wow I did not know that sweet potatoes had such pretty plowers I
think I will make that the next project I try with my kids
They love sweet potatoes
On 08 Feb 2004 17:17:30 GMT, email@example.com (MLEBLANCA) wrote:
I *must* have that book! I *love* growing things from unlikely seeds
or cuttings. Usually have a spindly avocado around, and am still
trying with citrus. Now if I could just grow shrimp from a shrimp
On 09 Feb 2004 00:05:49 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Skirmishd) wrote:
No way I've tryed my whole life when I was a kid to grow a peach and
my mom said it would never work and still I tried time and time again
and nothing never got one how did you do it did you just put it in the
ground and wamo it grew?
I never got an orange seed to sprout either
There's a peach tree growing in my front yard that volunteered, grew
from a fallen peach. Elberta peach tree was the parent, offspring
could be either self-pollinated peach or could be at that time there
were other peach and nectarines growing in the yard, but I'm pretty
sure it's just a self-pollinated elberta peach offspring.
The After-Dinner Gardening Book by Richard W. Langer is out of print,
but if you do a search on it, you'll find many prices from 99 cents to
$16.99 are the two extremes I saw in just a couple minutes, probably
could be found on e-bay too. Never can tell ;-)
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