A pineapple fruit has a wide cylindrical shape with a scaly green, brown or yellow skin and bunch of spiny blue-green leaves on the top resembling a crown. The internal flesh is fibrous and juicy and ranges in color from creamy white to yellow. The area near the base of the fruit has a sweeter taste and a more tender texture as it has a higher sugar content. These delicious juicy fruits are used both in fresh and cooked form in wide array of cuisines including salads, jams, ice creams, smoothies, cakes etc. Though the season for pineapples is from March to June, they are available all the year round in local markets.
Scientific Name: Ananas comosus
Common Name: Pineapple
How to grow and maintain pineapple:
Get your favorite pineapple from the grocery store. Cut or twist off the crown from the top of the fruit and set aside. Eat the rest of the fruit as you normally would. Allow the bottom of the crown to dry out for a day or two. Plant in sandy well-drained soil.
Your Plant needs bright light or full sun for the greater part of the day. It can deal with a tiny bit of shade insofar as there’s a lot of light. Keep the plant far from solidifying temperatures. The vast pineapple plant in the photographs spends the winter in an unheated North Carolina cellar, in a warm sunny niche made by a huge south-bound window.
Water and Fertilizer:
Overwatering and overloading are the two most ideal approaches to slaughter a pineapple plant. Water just as required, and sustain the plant about once every month with an adjusted natural manure at close to customary quality. Keep your pineapple plant softly clammy, and never let it get to be distinctly waterlogged or completely dry.
Your pineapple plant will do the vast majority of its developing amid the warm seasons and will back off when the days get short.
Like different bromeliads, it can be extremely hard to get a pineapple to blossom, and it’s not liable to sprout or create natural product for 2-3 years. In the event that it doesn’t blossom all alone, one prominent approach to incite sprouting is to uncover the pineapple plant to ethylene gas by encasing your pineapple plant in plastic with a couple of overripe apples for half a month amid the winter. As the apples deteriorate, they discharge ethylene which invigorates blooming.
Once your plant blooms, it takes a while to develop organic product. Littler plants will deliver littler pineapples, yet they’re similarly as yummy! Pick the pineapples when they are equitably ready and bright yellow.
Developing More Pineapples:
All of those new pineapples can be attached to make more plants. When you reap your pineapples, take a gander at the base of the natural product for little child shoots. Reap your pineapple precisely, leaving these shoots to grow a bit. They can then be tenderly evacuated and planted in their own pots.