Ananas comosus 'Edible Pineapple' Bromeliad
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Ships in 6 inch nursery pot. Delivered in fruit. Approximately 12-18 inches in height.


Ananas comosus 'Edible Pineapple'- Pineapple, the miracle fruit from the Americas. The pineapple has served as both a food and a symbol throughout human history in the Americas. Originally evolved in Brazil and Paraguay and spread by man to Central America and Caribbean. Christopher Columbus was the first European to encounter the pineapple in November, 1493 on his second voyage. Taken back to Europe, it became the treat of Kings. As a symbol of affluence, the prickly fruits transported by sailing ships from the Caribbean, colonial confectioners rented the fruits out to affluent householders by the day, and sold the same fruit to more affluent clients to actually eat.

Bromeliads have a tremendous will to survive and can offer infinite variety, challenge, and exciting plant forms and color combinations. The most common genera in cultivation are: Aechmea, Billbergia, Cryptanthus, Dyckia, Guzmania, Neoregelia, Nidularium, Tillandsia and Vriesea. All make good house plants if given a reasonable amount of care. The roots of most potted bromeliads like to be moist, but never soggy. Bright, diffused light is needed by most bromeliads. No bromeliad likes a dark environment. Bromeliads will be comfortable when you are. Generally, they prosper at temperatures between 50 degrees F and 90 degrees F. They are not winter hardy except in subtropical and tropical regions. In nature many bromeliads grow on trees as epiphytes or air plants. Their roots are used mainly for support; they are not parasites. Some bromeliads grow on rocks and cliff faces. They are remarkably versatile and form one of the most adaptable plant families in the world. Try Stokes Tropicals' Bromeliad Blend Fertilizer (10-14-14 with minors) for best results.

Name Ananas comosus 'Edible Pineapple' Bromeliad
Common Names Pineapple
Grow Zone 10
Light Conditions Full Sun,Full Shade,Partial Sun/Shade
Water Requirements Occasionally
PH Level 4.5-5.5
Minimum Height 2 feet
Maximum Height 2 feet
Growth Habit Moderate
Bloom Period Summer
Bloom Color Green
Fragrant No
Best Grown In Indoors, Patio
Scientific Name Ananas comosus
Class Liliopsida
Family Bromeliaceae
Genus Ananus
Species comosus
Salt Tolerance Moderate
Grow Zone 10
Grow Zones
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by venita bradley
on 9/21/2015
pineapple plants
I have grown pineapple plants for years by simply twisting off the top of a pineapple, peeling back a few of the lower dried brown small leaves and exposing the roots. Stick it in a pot of potting soil and leave it alone keep soil moist. It will take 3-5 years to get a good sized pineapple. At 3-4 years of growth drop a piece of Apple in the center of the leaves or just put a few pieces around the bottom cover with a plastic bag and put in a fairly dark area. After 3-4 months. Take it out of the bag and sit it in the sunshine. It will grow a beautiful big makes a lovely house plant while waiting for a pineapple and here where we live I leave them outside unless the weather man says it will be a hard freeze.I usually only have to bring them in a few days every few years. I give them as gifts and trade them for other plants.
by Louis
on 12/22/2011
Good eating
Growing pineapples is not usual in Boston, but it is darned impressive when friends see it.  I grew it inside through the winter and then moved it outside for the summer.  I harvested it ripe in the late summer.  Some animal -- possibly a rabbit -- beat me to it, though, since it had gnawed a small piece.  This is not your supermarket pineapple.  Mine was only about the size of an overgrown softball.  That said, the taste was excellent: sweet and not acidic.  Much better than a supermarket pineapple.  It may be expensive for a pineapple, and a small one at that, but I am buying another one.
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