small fruit. This plant is in original pot. Your pineapple plants look incredibly healthy Eric . Once you sort the storage out, if still needed the option is to get another smaller or specialized fridge..we are a family of five and have always had a second fridge or freezer. Just recently brought it back in with the cooler nights here. The first one the fruit has almost completely bloomed. Without express written permission they would not have the right to use your land for their construction here in the US. From Florida, I have a Pineapple Plant that is 4 yrs old, without fruit. Do I hope for one from the new shoot? out and wilting. It may be your plants light cycle. Columbus, he says, saw what reminded I tied the bag tight around the bottom couple inches of the plant. I fully understand your concerns but it is unfortunately, the nature of the beast that people want hay and crops without weeds. Does this mean my original plant will not produce a pineapple? Thread starter cameco; Start date Aug 19, 2010; C. cameco New Member. replaced by Marion's blog I didn't have a clear bag big enough for the entire plant so I wasn't sure this would work or not just exposing that little amount of the plant. they are Dole and some are Aman I believe. make sure you do this when the plant is 12 to 18 months old. Put the plant in a large plastic bag with an apple, then move it to a Read love letters FORCING Pineapple can be "forced" to flower in order to produce fruit sooner than it would under natural conditions. The apples will release ethylene gas which will stimulate the plant into fruiting. This is the normal time of year for fruiting, They would be worth much more if they were out of season. A: Once a pineapple plant has thirty leaves on it, it can be forced into bloom by surrounding it with ethylene gas, a potent plant hormone. You’ll have to support the stalk. We have it on top of our best gadgets list, and we use it as occasional special gifts as well. In the row that I put some apple pieces in there are ten more than the average for the other rows. Cut the top off and starting again :). Tie a knot on the top part of the hanger hook opening. After four days, remove the plant from the bag and set it PROBLEMS. Fig. Have either of you done a course? How will I know when it’s ready to pick? 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The fruit section is only about 2" tall. When the roots are coming out of the bottom of the pot or growing in a circle inside the pot, then you need to repot the plant. I have been growing a pineapple plant for 15 months it is huge no sign of bloom but now I have a shoot coming from bottom of plant what should I do? (function(){var g=this,h=function(b,d){var a=b.split(". The pineapple never got huge but when ripe it was very sweet. How to contact Marion before planting. Don’t pick it too early, once you pick your pineapple it will stop ripening. Move your pineapple The original plant had a sucker ( I think that’s correct term). For Beauty, Fragrance and Old-Time Flavor, The 7 Best Plant Types for Creating Privacy and How to Use Them, 10 Ways to Give Your Hospitality a Tropical Touch, Welcome Edibles Into the Front Yard for Fresh Food and More, Harvesting mulberries, Illinois everbearing. It can produce another pineapple from any suckers that it produces, otherwise it’s done. These nutrients can be used at different intervals in the growth stage to maximize, or lower certain growth results in the vegetative, or flowing stage of the plant. I tied the bag tight around the bottom couple inches of the plant. More good stuff: Who is Marion Owen? Citation . Provide as much sun as possible to keep it growing in the winter. I've got a couple plants just starting so will be trying this down the road, maybe next spring depending on how big my plants are by then. "Secondly, Really interesting . After four days, remove the plant from the bag and set it back in the sun. Using apples to force Pineapple to fruit. I live in Indiana. Does anyone know about how long it takes the fruit to mature from the size shown above? Do not keep the plant in direct sunlight while the bag is on it. Pineapple Growing Strategies. It is too large to either lay on its side or put in a bag w/apples. I live in the Tampa area. They generally take one and a half to two years to get their first fruit. I've had success just putting the apples on top of the soil in the pot. My 3 year old pineapple has started to flower…I live in central ontario (climate zone 3-4) well outside a natural environment for this plant…I have been using strictly organic fertilizer that has to be mixed with water and fermented…I an wondering if I should increase the intervals for fertilizing from every three months to once a month now that it is flowering… it is in a pot with another pineapple plant that is only 2 years old. Does it produce a pineapple fruit? At this point, you can step in and help Mother Nature. It only takes a tiny amount of ethylene to initiate blooming. Pour the solution into the center of the pineapple rosette once the solution stops bubbling. Once the flower spike has completed its development, a fruit will form on top of it. Co-author of Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul. Thanks for the detailed explanation and photos.I have a few adult pineapple plants on which I'd like to try this method. Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. I stumbled onto this thread and I'm happy to see that it worked for you properly. We purchased a pineapple plant with small fruit growing at Walmart last spring. It will take the fruit about six months to mature. Keep the soil moist but not soggy, and spray the crown every Forcing a Pineapple to Flower. I tried it in one of my rows and it definitely worked. Thanks!! back in the sun. The easiest way to apply the gas is just as you’ve heard: put a rotten apple in the center of the pineapple and cover both with a plastic bag. him of large pine cones. Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Hi Joyce I have had a pineapple plant potted for at least two years and it has yet to flower or produce a pineapple. ":"&")+"url="+encodeURIComponent(b)),f.setRequestHeader("Content-Type","application/x-www-form-urlencoded"),f.send(a))}}},s=function(){var b={},d=document.getElementsByTagName("IMG");if(0==d.length)return{};var a=d[0];if(! Make sure the pineapple has time to develop a sweet flavor. I leave them on the plant as long as possible. My pineapple is 3 years old and has never fruited so I put the pot in a grocery bag and then put 10 apples in it.