Removing Pineapple Stem

mlagano added on October 21, 2015 | Answered

After a pineapple is picked, should the remaining stub be cut off the plant or left intact?

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Answered on October 22, 2015

You should cut the Pineapple from the plant with a sharp knife close to the base of the growing site. Leave about 1 inch at the base of the Pineapple as you cut.

Try to avoid damaging the plant during harvest.

Check the main plant for more small plants or ratoons as these will develop into Pineapples.

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