PINEAPPLE

Pineapple, it’s drought-tolerant… not picky about soil… and it likes sun or shade. Water heart cone with dilute feed, and allow to overflow into leaf pockets. They love containers, just bring them indoors when the temperatures get down to freezing, where they will liven up your home. It is a perennial plant, so you can enjoy its colourful beauty year after year. From the heart of the plant arises a slender whorl of up to 200 purple-red blooms. As the flowers fade, they set berries which then combine to produce a luscious pineapple. The growth stages are fascinating to watch. Plant in groups of three, for a stunning effect.
To grow from tops;- allow to dry in sun for one week, any remaining flesh should dry-up and easily be removed. Stand up-right in pot of soil, fill roset with water, place in sunny location. Side shoots on mother plant should be removed and placed in separate pots for best results.

VARIETIES

ANANAS: ELITE GOLD
ELITE GOLD
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Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 2m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Golden Yellow/BronzeHarvest: Oct-JanYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: None
Description: Is a beautiful gold colour, both inside and out. This bromeliad forms a rosette of long, stiff leaves which are a deep blue-green and very symmetrical. From the centre of the plant arise the flowers, with up to 200 light-purple to deep-red blooms held in a tall whorl. Eventually the flowers set berries, which join together to produce the fruit. It has a very high sugars-to-acids ratio, making it super-sweet and delicious.
ANANAS: FLORIDA SPECIAL
FLORIDA SPECIAL
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Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 2m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 5'C (41'F)
Fruit Colour: Green to YellowHarvest: Sept-NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: None
Description: Golden, high flavoured flesh, spineless bred for Florida pineapple production by Libby fruit company. Florida special pineapple produces a golden-fleshed fruit with great flavour. Ripening fruit has shown to take temperatures down to the mid 30's (F) without internal damage. Leaves are spineless!
ANANAS: WHITE JADE
WHITE JADE
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Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 2m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Green to YellowHarvest: July-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: None
Description: Most highly sought after Hawaiian variety. The white fleshed fruit is ultra sweet, with very low acidity. The core is 100% edible too! The beautiful blue grey leaves are spineless which makes handling much more enjoyable. Best suited for backyard container gardens. 'White Jade' will produce a tasty reward far better than anything found in the grocery store.

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