Pineapple Plants

naquinkaren added on August 24, 2016 | Answered

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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Answered on August 26, 2016

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:

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