If you’d like to learn how to grow a pineapple that will yield a sweet-tasting fruit, then you’ve come to the right place. Growing our own food is both trendy and beneficial to our health in many ways. First of all, we will get pesticide-free food. That alone is a huge bonus. Many people have realized that growing food is awesome because you don’t spend crazy amounts on processed and not healthy food.
Pineapples are probably on of the best and easiest fruits to grow. They require very few things and can survive in any given environment. They do not require any specific soil, not a lot of sunlight, not a lot of water and not a lot of space.
With just a little care you can grow a pineapple that will soon bear this wonderful fruit.
Below you will see all the needed ingredients to grow a pineapple. Follow the 5 steps on how to grow a pineapple for the optimal results.
To grow a pineapple you will need a slightly acidic soil (normal soil), a pineapple fruit, a little glass of water and a planter.
First of all, you will need to buy an organic, healthy and ripe pineapple fruit. As always organic food is always our first choice.
Wash the fruit and place it on a cutting board.
Cut off the crown (green leaves on the top) along with an inch of the sweet yellow flesh. Dry the crown in the sun for a few days. After that, pull out only the outer stiff leaves. Put the crown into the glass container with about ½ inch of clean water. It is important that the bottom is dipped into water, while the leaves floating above the water level.
Place the glass container in a sunny place, next to a window pane or outside in your garden for at least 2 weeks. Change the water twice a week.
In 2 weeks, the crown will produce roots and will be ready for planting. Prepare the suitable planter with potting soil and pot the pineapple.
Watering is quite easy since pineapples don’t require a lot of water. Water just enough to keep the soil wet. Recommended exposure on sunlight is around 6 hours. For the rest of the day, the plant can be in a shade or inside.
One thing you should know is that the roots don’t need much space, but the leaves grow really tall and wide. After it outgrows the pot, replant it a bigger pot or plant it in your garden.
You can expect ripe fruit in just 12 months.