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Home Depot has Pineapples?

So today I was at Home Depot just kinda mulling around in the garden section and I walked by the house plants and they had baby pineapple plants! And each one had a pineapple on it! I didnt buy one but I might next time. I figured you guys would be interested. I have been trying for months to root one with no luck. These ones look like they are the pups.

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I tried growing one too from a store bought fruit. It did root a little but I neglected it though. Decided I didn't wanna bother and grow something else. BUT, I may go check my home depot and see if they have these plants.

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They looked incredibly healthy too. I took some pics that I will post but they are just crappy cell pics.

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I've had pretty good success with getting the tops of ones from the market to take root and grow. My largest is now about 3 ft. tall and that big around but there is no sign of fruit on it. I also have several others of less size that were potted later. Even if it doesn't fruit, it is a fairly attractive plant similar to a Yucca with its long pointy leaves.

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I am sure that the ones that they were selling were helped budd. They also looked like pups not tops so they would fruit faster anyway. They were only like 9 bucks to.

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Gumbo -- 3ft pineapple is supposed to be about ready to fruit. Maybe you could try the bagging with a ripe apple or banana trick next month or so. I believe you want to induce before the temps start getting warm....

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applestar wrote:Gumbo -- 3ft pineapple is supposed to be about ready to fruit. Maybe you could try the bagging with a ripe apple or banana trick next month or so. I believe you want to induce before the temps start getting warm....

Standing by to take notes 8) :wink:
This is why I love this place. I was happy with the plant the way it is, but if I can get a nice pineapple out of it-----all the better. Thanks for the heads up. I just so happen to keep apples and bananas on hand. My wife and her co-workers love the banana/nut bread I make with the over-ripe bananas.

It has gotten cooler here the past couple days but warmer temps are on the way later in the week. I'll give it a shot.

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I worked in the nursery at Lowe's and the pineapples were a great seller - especially to parents who came in with their children. I bought one once - the fruit never matured. I have also started tops from store bought pineapples. They never fruited but like Gumbo said I enjoyed the attractive plant it produced.
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That is good to know that the fruit never ripened. I bet it is because the shock from moving triggers it.



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