I ate Clyde, the fruit, after twisting his crown off. His crown is sitting in a jar of water on my kitchen counter.
His mother plant is still in the pot, awaiting her dismemberment
There are 3 suckers growing out of the main plant stem. I need to twist/cut them off and root them.
There are 3 suckers growing out of the ground. One is quite large, and the other two are smaller. I'm thinking I should leave the biggest one intact for a "ratoon crop" and twist/cut off the other two for rooting.
But I also need to transplant the remaining ratoon because the pot is just way too small, so I might take that as an opportunity to examine the root system. I keep reading that pineapples have tiny root systems, and I'm curious to see just how tiny.
Sunset 23/USDA 11a, Elev. 783', Frost free since 8,000 BC. Plagued by squirrels, gophers, and peafowl, but coming to terms with it!