My White Pineapple Plants

A little over a year ago we were in Kauai. We found white pineapple at a farmers market. It was the best I had ever tasted. The farm that grows it had instructions for growing pineapple from the pineapple you buy. I brought two of those white pineapples home.

I snapped the crowns off of the pineapples. I took the bottom leaves off of the crown. I had about two inches of bare crown then at the bottom of the leaves. I put it in my pantry in the basement for a few weeks to dry.

I then bought two extra large pots and potting soil. I planted one crown in each pot. It took a long while to realize they were alive and growing. I thought for a while that they were dying. That was not the case. I have two beautiful white pineapple plants. I keep them inside until there is no worry of frost. Once warm weather is here they go outside on our deck. They say it will take a couple years before you get a pineapple. Then you start the whole process over again.

10 thoughts on “My White Pineapple Plants

  1. Fascinating! We visited the Dole plantation when we were in Hawaii and had a wonderful time there, but I’d never heard of a white pineapple! Do they taste different? Friends of ours in Florida planted a few pineapples outside, and I’ve read that you can do it from the crowns of the fruit. I’ll be interested to see how this turns out for you!

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