On my post featuring Adam’s giant pineapple success, Scott comments:
“Every time I eat a pineapple I plant the top in my mini pineapple plantation. I have about thirty in there now, with six of them getting fruit this summer. I have a couple questions for you David.
How close to each other can the plants be? I have mine crunched in together pretty close, I even expanded out my bed already, but I keep eating them and planting the tops. I’ve seen them in Hawaii and they seemed crowded together there.
How much watering and fertilizer is required? I give mine some, but I wonder if they need more for where they are. Sometimes they are a little pale looking.”
In response, Slightly Salty writes:
“We had a commercial pineapple grower speak at my fruit club meeting. It’s typically an 18-month process. You plant them in January and the following January’s cold snaps will induce a flower then about 6 months later in around July you will have a pineapple.