6 Steps to Grow Your Own Pineapple

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Member spotlight: This is a guest post by GrowIt! member Sarah Clarke. Sarah grows herbs, plants, and fruits and veggies in southeast Texas. Check out all of her plants (and adorable cat) by following Sarah (tap from mobile) on GrowIt!.

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Would you like to grow a pineapple in your backyard? Follow these six steps to grow your tropical treat.

Pineapple - sclarke86

1. Pick the right pineapple. Local is best, but a healthy, store-bought fruit will work in a pinch. Make sure there is no mold anywhere, and that the center leaves are alive and healthy.

Centered pineapple
2. Twist (don’t cut) the top off. This technique leaves no excess fruit to rot in the dirt, and gives you easier access to the roots already in there.

Pineapple - twist
3. Pull off the lower leaves. You will find roots under there! Keep pulling until you see no more.

Pineapple - post twist
4. Trim your big outer leaves to ensure most of your pineapple’s energies go toward root production, instead of maintaining the leaves.
5. Place in a small jar of water, and put in your sunniest window. Depending on the sun exposure, it may take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks to get a nice enough root net to plant. Be patient, though. If you plant too early, your plant may not establish, and you’ll need to start over.

Pineapple - wate
6. Plant that baby! Mine did well enough in a big pot, but the ground will work as long as it has ALOT of Sun.

In a couple of years, you’ll have a pineapple growing! Harvest and enjoy. And feel free to start again!

 

 

 

11 Responses to “6 Steps to Grow Your Own Pineapple

  • Dawn Mamatas
    12 months ago

    Thanks for sharing Sarah! Great advice. I may have to try my hand at this. 🙂

  • suzan parsons
    12 months ago

    I have one that his been growing for over a year.. Can I trim the leaves without hurting the plant?

    • Sarah Clarke
      12 months ago

      Yes! As long as you leave the center ones alone, feel free to trim the long outer leaves.

  • Sarah Clarke
    12 months ago

    Thanks Dawn! It is extremely rewarding, and all it takes is a little patience. Good luck!

  • I have heard to put sand in with the soil. I tried to grow a pineapple plant several years ago and it died. I was told if I had mixed in sand that it probably would have made it.

  • Matthew Najmon
    9 months ago

    What temperatures should I try to keep it at? The area I live in is not exactly tropical, so I suspect outdoor growing is gonna be a non-starter, but I can easily enough provide it with a warmer enclosure if I know how much warmer to make it.

  • Vanessa Rinaldo
    8 months ago

    I”ve got one rooting as we speak and will pot it in a couple weeks!!! But how much cold can it tolerate in the winter if I want to plant it in the ground?? I live in Greenville, SC….Zone 7 I believe.

  • Charles Reid
    8 months ago

    What kinda of Soil do you grow a pineapple in? Top Soil, Potting Soil, Sand?

  • One pineapple per plant?

  • Hi I just saw this article. I cut my top and put in a pot. I will buy again and put in water first. I will leave the ones I put straight in the pot to see if they grow. It’s been a month since I put in the pot. I was wondering if I took out of my garden pot and try to put in a jar than replant again. Any suggestions

  • Brenda romero
    7 months ago

    What temp should they grow in I live in Texas really hot here but gets cold

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