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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: July 20, 2017, 05:46:02 AM »
$7/lb @ Wholefoods Kahala/Kailua.


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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #80 on: July 20, 2017, 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!

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #81 on: July 23, 2017, 12:31:35 AM »
Here's a little update of the top from the Kuai White Sugarloaf I got from Jude. This top is about 2-3 months old and is now 11 inches tall. It would be great if I can get this top to fruit in about two years.





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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #82 on: July 23, 2017, 01:43:04 AM »
If you keep it warm all year long and feed it well then it should fruit in 2 years.
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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #83 on: July 23, 2017, 01:25:38 PM »
Update... here's my Kauai Sugarloaf tops today.

One was rooted in water. Nice roots. :) It was planted in soil yesterday.



This one is growing nicely. Looks quite funny though.  ;D ;D




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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #84 on: July 23, 2017, 03:21:21 PM »
If you keep it warm all year long and feed it well then it should fruit in 2 years.

That's the bad thing about growing pineapple in a place that gets cold  is that it will force
the plant to flower to soon alot of times it never gets a chance to reach two years of growth

the part of florida I'm in gets cold but not that bad but a few of my pineapple plant varieties
i grow always seem to flower way to soon around a years worth of growth but i still end up
with a great tasting pineapple...if i had only a few plants i would try moving them inside
but i have way to many plants to have to move lol
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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #85 on: July 23, 2017, 03:55:38 PM »
I am worried that my pineapple plants will fruit too soon but with my new fertilization schedule using the Nutricote fertilizer, the plants seem to be growing at a super fast rate. I can't believe these guys are already 11 inches in a little over two months. Not just these tops but my Tissue cultured White Sugarloafs are also growing super fast.

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #86 on: July 23, 2017, 08:29:52 PM »
soon i will add some new photos of my Kauai White Sugarloaf pineapple plants there getting so big...
just need to remember to take the photos lol
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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #87 on: July 24, 2017, 02:06:40 PM »
here is a photo of my Kauai White Sugarloaf pineapple plants getting alot bigger

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #88 on: July 24, 2017, 02:20:55 PM »
Hey Jimmy, do you notice any thorns on your White Sugarloaf? Mine seem to have about the same amount as White Jade, pretty much on at the tip of the leaf. These guys are growing fast!

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #89 on: July 24, 2017, 02:38:53 PM »
Hey Jimmy, do you notice any thorns on your White Sugarloaf? Mine seem to have about the same amount as White Jade, pretty much on at the tip of the leaf. These guys are growing fast!

Simon

i will have to check next time I'm outside
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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #90 on: July 24, 2017, 03:44:23 PM »
i checked mine out they didn't have any thorns on the leaves there all smooth leaves
it could be cause you started yours from crowns and i started mine from suckers or slips
some crowns have thorns on them but end up going away over time the bigger the plant
gets
 
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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #91 on: July 24, 2017, 07:15:53 PM »
Thanks for the report, I have both Tissue cultured and tops of the White Sugarloaf and the leaf just comes to a point like the White Jade so not really any thorns like the Queen.

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #92 on: July 25, 2017, 12:57:41 PM »
That's very helpful information. I always heard the (Kona) white sugarloaf was thorny. I need to get a few plants now given the recent information that it's pretty much thornless and sweeter than white jade.

Is there a difference between sugarloaf and white sugarloaf? Sugarloaf descriptions say white flesh, edible core, but often say serrated leaves.

Okay so the U. of FL Extension page says leaves are smooth. Sugarloaf and white sugarloaf are the same.

Other places say "smooth leaf with serrated edge". I'll just trust the first hand experience of people here.
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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #93 on: July 25, 2017, 01:59:03 PM »
Things like this makes it confusing.

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #94 on: July 25, 2017, 02:07:12 PM »
My Kona Sugarloaf has thorns.

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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #95 on: July 25, 2017, 03:14:06 PM »
There are different varieties of Sugarloaf pineapples some are smooth leaf and some are rough leaf meaning
thorns running down the leaves. one of them is a golden pineapple and one of them is a white pineapple
both are really good depends on what you like
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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #96 on: July 25, 2017, 06:24:31 PM »
The white sugarloaf here has serrated edges.
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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #97 on: July 25, 2017, 07:05:46 PM »
 i know for sure that the Kauai White Sugarloaf pineapples that Jude Grows Sales and ships from Hawaii
are all Smooth leaves. I have seen other Sugarloaf pineapples that come from Hawaii that do come with  Serrated edges
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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #98 on: July 26, 2017, 02:15:14 AM »
Thanks for the insights. I ordered a few plants from Wellspring Gardens. Unfortunately, looking at Simon's posted photos of his sugarloaf plants from there, they are serrated leaved. I think the ones from florida hills are smooth leaved, which is what I was hoping to get.
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Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« Reply #99 on: July 26, 2017, 08:22:31 AM »
The White Sugarloafs I ordered from Wellspring Gardens has slight serrations in the leaves where as the tops I planted from the Kuai White Sugarloaf have smooth leaves. I'll keep track of these plants and keep everyone updated.

Fang, I recommend buying a fruit from Jude and planting the top. The fruit is amazing!

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