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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.

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I wonder if I can grow pineapple here in the desert. Summer is not our growing season.

MissKathleen Level 9 June 22, 2018
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How many years did it take?

MissKathleen Level 9 June 22, 2018

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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Smashing ! You’ll be matching our wild bananas here in Cornwall next !

Hebert54 Level 7 June 22, 2018
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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 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 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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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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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.

HippieChick58 Level 9 June 22, 2018

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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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?

Ellatynemouth Level 8 June 22, 2018

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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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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Wow, I'm impressed! It tells me something about the climate in Florida too! Propagation is so satisfying, I think smile002.gif

Brunnion Level 7 June 22, 2018
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