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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #50 on: June 30, 2017, 02:51:22 PM »
I noticed that the green one was a little sour but maybe it's just me. The taste is excellent, I agree.

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #51 on: July 01, 2017, 05:52:51 AM »
They are a LOT better if left to fully ripen on the plant (turn yellow/orange).
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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #52 on: July 02, 2017, 02:37:10 AM »
They are a LOT better if left to fully ripen on the plant (turn yellow/orange).
I bet they are.   :) I hope those tops will root and I'll be able to grow my own and let it ripen on the plant. Fingers crossed. The tops were cut low. One looks better than the other, so I have a hope.

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #53 on: July 02, 2017, 01:19:18 PM »
My tops died back a lot and the center appeared to be cut out but I got some good new growth. Don't give up on them.

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #54 on: July 02, 2017, 02:27:22 PM »
even though the center has been cut out of the crown it will still grow and in time it will start to grow suckers
that you can let grow into a new plant that in time will fruit :)
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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #55 on: July 02, 2017, 04:50:25 PM »

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #56 on: July 03, 2017, 12:11:02 AM »
$27.50 EACH? ::) Ouch!  https://kauaisugarloaf.com/products/kauai-sugarloaf-pineapple

No. Actually  $37.50 each after incorporating the shipping.

Makes it hurt more.
That's just extra motivation to grow your own White Pineapples. When the plants are small, they seem to grow at a snails pace but once they gain some size, they are really fun to watch because of their beauty and it feels so rewarding when they throw sucker, slips, ratoons or whatever you call them. The suckers growing off a main plant seem to grow super fast. I've got my first ever flower on my White Jade and I'm so excited watching the flower grow and slowly transform into a pineapple.

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #57 on: July 03, 2017, 12:51:55 AM »
I am trying to get into pinnaples . If u grow more than one variety how do you avoid pollinizatiion and seeds? Thanks
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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #58 on: July 03, 2017, 01:42:13 AM »
I am trying to get into pinnaples . If u grow more than one variety how do you avoid pollinizatiion and seeds? Thanks
They are pollinated by hummingbirds. If you have none of them around there will be no crosspollination and no seeds. If you grow them inside a greenhouse same will be true.
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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #59 on: July 03, 2017, 10:07:36 AM »
My tops died back a lot and the center appeared to be cut out but I got some good new growth. Don't give up on them.

Simon


Could you post a picture, Simon? The tops I got look like this...




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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #60 on: July 03, 2017, 10:12:48 AM »
even though the center has been cut out of the crown it will still grow and in time it will start to grow suckers
that you can let grow into a new plant that in time will fruit :)

I've heard but did your tops produce suckers being cut out very low? Do you have any pictures?

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #61 on: July 03, 2017, 02:57:57 PM »
even though the center has been cut out of the crown it will still grow and in time it will start to grow suckers
that you can let grow into a new plant that in time will fruit :)


I've heard but did your tops produce suckers being cut out very low? Do you have any pictures?


This isn't my page but if you scroll down the page till you find Kauai pineapple you will see where they have done
it before growing from a broken crown

http://pineapple.myindoorgrowroom.com/inpine.htm
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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #62 on: July 03, 2017, 03:06:45 PM »
Thanks, I lost my link to this guy's page. It used to be the only page available on the web but now there's a lot of less useful ones showing up on google.

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #63 on: July 03, 2017, 07:49:52 PM »
even though the center has been cut out of the crown it will still grow and in time it will start to grow suckers
that you can let grow into a new plant that in time will fruit :)

I've heard but did your tops produce suckers being cut out very low? Do you have any pictures?

Only the center was removed from the tops but it was not taken all the way down to the bottom. Here are my planted tops. The new growth is coming from the center that was trimmed back. Their growth is starting to speed up with this heat.



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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #64 on: July 03, 2017, 08:18:27 PM »
Once i get my new phone next week i will take a few photos of mine they are getting bigger. Cant wait
to see how they turn out
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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #65 on: July 03, 2017, 08:22:00 PM »
even though the center has been cut out of the crown it will still grow and in time it will start to grow suckers
that you can let grow into a new plant that in time will fruit :)

I've heard but did your tops produce suckers being cut out very low? Do you have any pictures?

Only the center was removed from the tops but it was not taken all the way down to the bottom. Here are my planted tops. The new growth is coming from the center that was trimmed back. Their growth is starting to speed up with this heat.



Simon

Well than you mite get lucky and not need to worry about a sucker needing to grow. but only time shell tell :)
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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #66 on: July 03, 2017, 08:53:34 PM »
Yeah, all the center growth is completely new. Either way, the plant is growing so I'm sure it will be fine. I also ordered tissue cultured plants as a back up because I'm paranoid like that, lol. Growing Pineapples is addictive! Talk about delayed gratification, it's been three and a half years and I have one flowering pineapple. The good thing is that I have lots of medium to large plants now and they should grow much faster and fruit sooner now that they have done age on them.

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #67 on: July 07, 2017, 10:41:00 PM »
Thanks guys. My tops are still look good. One in a cup with water is sending nice roots. The one that looked better, I planted in a soil. The center is growing up. I will take pictures next week and give you an update.

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #68 on: July 07, 2017, 11:46:49 PM »
Thanks guys. My tops are still look good. One in a cup with water is sending nice roots. The one that looked better, I planted in a soil. The center is growing up. I will take pictures next week and give you an update.

No need to put it in water...
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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #69 on: July 08, 2017, 01:50:49 AM »
I know, Rob.  :) But this way I see how the roots grow and I know when it'starts ready to be planted in the soil and that is a 100% take for me. I lost a few tops planting straight in the soil in the past and I really want these to survive. So, one in the soil, one in the water. Both are doing fine so far.

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #70 on: July 08, 2017, 09:11:09 AM »
I know, Rob.  :) But this way I see how the roots grow and I know when it'starts ready to be planted in the soil and that is a 100% take for me. I lost a few tops planting straight in the soil in the past and I really want these to survive. So, one in the soil, one in the water. Both are doing fine so far.

I also go straight into soil after pulling off the bottom 6 rows of little leaves.  I would think if left in water too long the growing roots would rot.  No?

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #71 on: July 08, 2017, 11:24:58 AM »
No, Mark. You just have to change the water every other day.






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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #72 on: July 08, 2017, 02:31:10 PM »
No, Mark. You just have to change the water every other day.






Should be planted
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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #73 on: July 08, 2017, 03:08:39 PM »
This is an old picture. :) It was planted a long time ago. Just wanted to show that the roots don't rot if they stay a bit longer in water. I usually don't keep them that long and plant when the roots are less than 1 inch long.

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #74 on: July 08, 2017, 03:56:58 PM »
i know of someone who let her pineapple plant grow full term in a vase of water in the house the plant turned out good
not sure if it ever fruited or not.... but the plant didn't rot or die so i guess that's good
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