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This is from my last home in Florida. I just cut the top off a pineapple and stuck it in the ground and it grew a new one.

Flexymorals 7 June 22
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There are lots of fruits and veggies you can grow from the cuttings that we'd ordinarily discard. Celery and onions come to mind real quick. The ultimate of frugality.

I have some carrots growing from the top end I cut off. But I’m just using them as House plants.

@Flexymorals Yes, that is another one. If you put them in a deeper pot you can regrow your carrots. I have grown carrot tops, they're attractive houseplants.

@HippieChick58 I used to grow the carrots in naked spots around my flower beds it really is beautiful foliage.

@HippieChick58 I used to grow the carrots in naked spots around my flower beds it really is beautiful foliage.

I HAVE planted Romaine...it works! Just leave about 1 1/2 inches, root in water, then plant in soil. And I have also learned to just pluck lettuce leaves as needed and more will grow.

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Are those little pineapples growing from the base ? I never had a pineapple that was ripened on the root , let us know how it tastes compared to store bought .

Besalbub Level 7 June 22, 2018

It was delicious! A little tarter than the store bought I got but it was also much smaller for some reason. And no on the smaller pineapples. That’s just more leaves.

@Flexymorals Iv'e had sucess in rooting them but they can't tolerate NC winters Same with avocados and mangos .

@Besalbub same. I had 4 avocados that I tried to grow from the pit. They got to about 2-3 ft tall and then would die in February, but they kept coming back each year.

No. those are new plant shoots. Over time, they will likely produce pineapples themselves -- many months later. .

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Fantastic! I've always wanted to do that. Not much chance outside tropical climates though.

CeliaVL Level 7 June 22, 2018

It might work indoors. Haven’t tried it. I wasn’t even trying that hard with this one. I read it could work so I just stuck it in the ground and it worked.

@Flexymorals I have tried it indoors and it just rotted. Your conditions must be perfect for it.

@CeliaVL and I must’ve cut this one right, too, or something. I was never able to replicate it. I got lucky with that one.

@Flexymorals what luck!

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How many years did it take?

This was just in the first year. Planted in the spring after the last frost. Had a pineapple later that year and then the plant died with the next frost.

@Flexymorals I thought I’d read that it takes several years to get a pineapple by your method...guess I recalled wrong. Too bad it died.

@MissKathleen I think I got lucky. I’ve tried to grow several others and it never works. My aunt gets them to work all the time. Mrs. Greenthumbs over there...

@Flexymorals oh, I want to be friends with aunty!

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I have 10 pineapple plants in my yard in Tampa. Right now 5 of them have maturing fruit.

wordywalt Level 8 June 22, 2018

How does it take to get a ripe pineapple ?

@Besalbub +It takes several years for one of my planted pineapple tops to produce fruit. Once a pineapple fruit appears, it takes a couple of months for it to ripen.

May I have your address, please? And what time do you go to sleep?

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That's amazing!

If you cut the fruit off, will another fruit grow next year?

I’m not sure. We got a bad frost in the middle of February each year around Valentine’s Day and I didn’t cover it up. So maybe if I would’ve taken care of it.

Usually, yes. About half of them bear fruit in the summer, the other half in he winter.

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I have one in a pot that was doing well but I noticed yesterday that it wasn't looking the best, probably time to transplant it.

Surfpirate Level 8 June 22, 2018

Transplanted but the roots don't look the best, time will tell.

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Wow, I'm impressed! It tells me something about the climate in Florida too! Propagation is so satisfying, I think 😀

Brunnion Level 7 June 22, 2018
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I think I read somewhere that twisting (as opposed to cutting) the crown off tends to improve survival chances. In any case, congrats!

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I tried this one time never could get it to grow fruit, it sure was one big beautiful plant.

Sheannutt Level 9 June 22, 2018
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I wonder if I can grow pineapple here in the desert. Summer is not our growing season.

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