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Old 08-20-2008, 03:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rooting a pineapple top.

Over time, I have seen varios methods for rooting pineapple tops. Here's one we just threw in a cup of plainwater, for a week or two.

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Old 08-20-2008, 05:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't you just love it?! It took me several pineapples to get the hang of it!

It'll always excite me to see roots on a pineapple top

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Don't you just love it?! It took me several pineapples to get the hang of it!
The truth is: when she walks into a supermarket the pineapples all grow legs and run to the back of the store to hide.
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Default Re: Rooting a pineapple top.

i started 2 more a few weeks ago ( phil and lil didnt make it the first go around) so we are on round 2. and its amazing how fast a pineapple will root. yours looks GREAT!
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My husband is trained to look for the best looking top when he runs to the store for me, and yes we did go through ALOT as my daughter was pregnant and craving them!
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i had them go into the back at krogers and bring out a whole cart of pineapples so i could pick through them.....the guy wasnt happy but i told him what i was doing and he got really interested.....i saw him a few days later and he said that he took 2 home to get them started... he asked me how i grew my nana trees and i told him you get 2 organic nanas and plant them in well draining dirt and in 1 year ( after watering and proper care) a nana tree will explode out of the skins......he didnt believe that one but we both got a great laugh off it. he was very interested about the whole thing.
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Talking about planting tops, have 5 growing as air plants, that were once in cups of water to root!!
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The truth is: when she walks into a supermarket the pineapples all grow legs and run to the back of the store to hide.
Sooo.... we're not really having a pineapple shortage in Kentucky.
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Here is a link to a site that I found to root a pineapple top and it works great. Enjoy. Red

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That was a good article. That's the way it finally worked for me too except all I had was spaghum moss and perlite.
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i twisted the tops off mine, peeled back a few layers of the leaves and stuck them in a coffee cup of water just to the core line and left them for 2 weeks. the roots were 1/4 in to 1/2 in long when i planted them last week. thank you for the artical.
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All I did was twist the tops off, take all lower leaves off, wait a day or 2, then planted tightly in the dirt. One of the easiest plants I 've ever had!
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Default Re: Rooting a pineapple top.

I twist the top off, let it sit a few days on the counter, plant it deep enough to be stable, shallow enough so dirt stays out of the bud, water every 2 or 3 days for a month. It always works. I have around 150 plants now, most via slips.

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Default Re: Rooting a pineapple top.

The very top of my plant rotted, but when I pulled it off, new leaves were growing underneath!
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