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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #75 on: July 16, 2017, 06:54:42 PM »
Just order 3 Sugarloafs from Jude.  Unfortunately, it appears he has a back-order now but it's only 7-10 days. 

It seems that I read somewhere, that the core could be quartered and you would still get plants.  I think I'll try that with one of them.  I'll report back with a taste and the quartered cores. 

I have an elite gold pineapple that just flowered.  It will be interesting to see how it ripens in the GH. 


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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #76 on: July 16, 2017, 07:05:04 PM »
Ive read that the crown can be quartered and still grow. I wonder if it's better to root the crown first and then quarter or if it's ok quartering first and then rooting? I would think it's easier to quarter and then root but maybe more successful if rooted and then quartered due to immediate ability to uptake water with the roots?

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #77 on: July 16, 2017, 07:42:17 PM »
Ive read that the crown can be quartered and still grow. I wonder if it's better to root the crown first and then quarter or if it's ok quartering first and then rooting? I would think it's easier to quarter and then root but maybe more successful if rooted and then quartered due to immediate ability to uptake water with the roots?

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it also can be done with the slips and suckers. you could root before but then you will just disturb/cut the roots doing it later. if you make the cut first then plant it, you are done. its just another step not needed, i think

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #78 on: July 16, 2017, 07:54:20 PM »
That makes sense, it sure would be a lot easier to cut without the roots.

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #79 on: Today at 05:46:02 AM »
$7/lb @ Wholefoods Kahala/Kailua.


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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #80 on: Today at 01:53:59 PM »
That's probably about how much we get if for except we have to pay for shipping. I believe one fruit is about 3-4 lbs and she sells a single fruit for about $27.5

These pineapples are super delicious and worth every dollar. I can't wait to harvest from my own plants!

Simon

 

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