I grew a pineapple from a top. It made a pineapple this summer. Will it make another pineapple or do I discard it and start over? I guess my question is, how many pineapples does one plant make?
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As a bromeliad, each pineapple plant only flowers and fruits once in its lifetime. However, after producing fruit it will move on to producing baby plants between its leaves. You can repot these tiny plants and care for them until they produce fruit, or leave them in place and they may eventually produce what is known as "rattoon fruit" while attached to the mother plant. Here's how to do it:
I've been growing pineapples for many years, my plants grow more than one pineapple every year and they don't die off. Some of mine produce more than one at a time per year. This year I had a harvest in January because it got warm where I am in zone 9a I had 4 pineapples, now I have a second crop of them, 6 are ripe enough to pick, and I have 1 that is almost ripe and a couple of babies... They are very sweet and juicy.