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Old 02-22-2013, 07:24 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Does anyone have Natal Queen slips/suckers? I would be willing to trade or buy.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:00 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Is that picture sugarloaf?
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:38 PM   #23 (permalink)
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The pineapple in the picture is of the MD-2 variety. Sugarloaf pineapples tend to be more conical in shape. I have a lot of sugarloafs growing and will post pictures once they fruit.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:42 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I have a bunch of sugarloafs as well (300), I had a small crop 12 months after planting and the pineapples were mostly on the small side. The ones that didn't fruit last year are fruiting this year. I have about 10 MD-2s, they seem to produce really nice fruit. Have you had any issues with mealybugs?
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:28 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Mealy bugs are only a problem if you let ant colonies develop. I keep a the mealy bugs away by keeping the ants away. The MD-2s are rather hardy and can handle almost anything.
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I have been thinking about growing pineapples as a second crop, but

need my ants more than I need pineapples.
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I've got 5 growing that I started from Del Monte Gold crowns. They're all doing well. This one is a year old tomorrow.


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Old 04-04-2013, 03:25 PM   #28 (permalink)
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That's a nice looking pineapple.
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That's a nice looking pineapple.
Thanks. Your picture is also very nice. I can't get over how big the crown is! This fruit is about 7 weeks old. How long do you think till it's ripe? This is the first one I planted. I have 4 more plants a few months apart.
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Where are you located? I have two that have survived two winters in the basement with poor light. One is much bigger than the other. With our cold winters I am doubting I'll ever get fruit.



[quote=HarryWho;217058]I've got 5 growing that I started from Del Monte Gold crowns. They're all doing well. This one is a year old tomorrow.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:10 PM   #32 (permalink)
 
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Where are you located? I have two that have survived two winters in the basement with poor light. One is much bigger than the other. With our cold winters I am doubting I'll ever get fruit.



I'm in Vero, Fl. It's a bit warmer here. I threw an old sheet over them the few cold days we had.

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you can always give them a dose of calcium carbonate to speed things up.
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you can always give them a dose of calcium carbonate to speed things up.
Don't want to speed it up. Just wondering how long this variety takes to fully ripen.
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Don't want to speed it up. Just wondering how long this variety takes to fully ripen.
Probably depends on the weather
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light, temp etc and how ornery a plant you have
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:09 PM   #37 (permalink)
 
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Who can help me get started with pineapple slips?
I am in Palm Beach county Florida?
Where can I find some slips, and which is the sweetest?
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Who can help me get started with pineapple slips?
I am in Palm Beach county Florida?
Where can I find some slips, and which is the sweetest?
I have some Smooth Cayenne, but not messing w/ them till spring.. :^)
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Don't want to speed it up. Just wondering how long this variety takes to fully ripen.
To answer my own question, it was fully ripe June 3. So it took about 3 months from flower to harvest. I let it stay on the plant until the fruit was a golden color and it was the best pineapple I ever had. It's a shame they have to pick the commercial pineapples green to ship. The second plant fully ripened last week and was much bigger but just as sweet.
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I wonder how much better a tree ripen avocado would taste
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