They say pineapples produce once then die, no they dont because my pineapple had a baby at 3 years old, then again this year at 5 years old. I planted the top of the baby which is now 2 years old and she has a baby herself. So your article is false on pineapples dying off after fruiting once.I will continue to let her grow to see if she produces another one in 2 years again. Here is picture of mother with second baby and her 2 yrs old baby with her first baby
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This is very rare, but can occur. Consider yourself lucky, since most people will never witness such an event.
As a part of the Bromeliaceae family, they will usually only produce one fruit, then produce offsets that will produce fruit next year. The whole plant won't die off. Just the original shoot that produced fruit. The plants cluster, so any of the new offshoots can appear as part of the original plant, but in reality are "new plants". Those offshoots will flower and fruit. This is likely what is happening.
Ok, I reread your answer and now I understand what you are saying. Yes it is the same plant, which did not die, but yes maybe it had a small offshoot that never got big enough to see that produced this second fruit, and since the main plant is still green and healthy it looked like she grew it again?....
This is the same plant. She now has one offshoot on her this year which I will also plant
But this is the origonal plant that I started 5 years ago. I also have one that is 6 years old but has never produced a fruit or offshoot. I am wondering if maybe it is a male plant? If there is such thing as a male pineaple plant.I bring them inside every fall and bring them back out in the spring.