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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #200 on: July 12, 2017, 04:42:22 PM »
Here's the latest update. There are seven slips coming from the stalk. I can see more of the flower petals sticking out of the bracts and slowly moving up the pineapple. I'm also starting to see a bit of green which makes me think that the fruit is starting to form now.




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they are doing great can't wait to see how they turn out
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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #201 on: July 12, 2017, 06:05:56 PM »
That looks great Simon. Do you still have it in a 3 gal pot? I find that I don't get much suckers or slips in my pineapples. I wonder if I should've used larger pots. The fruits are fine though.

I just got some of those calcium carbide pebbles to force my white jades. Winter fruits may not be as good but I've waited so long already.

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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #202 on: July 12, 2017, 08:53:11 PM »
I'm terrible with pot sizes and these are special MicroKote treated pots from the manufacturer. I believe they are either in 5 or 7 gallon pots. Only a few of my White Jades have produced suckers and they are mostly the damaged plants. The plant where I got the most suckers is from a mother plant that completely died back and threw about 8-12 suckers. It seems like damaging a main plant gets me the most suckers. I accidentally threw too much pelleted fertilizer in the middle of the crown to kill back the mother plant.

My fruiting plant is throwing off tons of slips so I guess fruiting can be another way to get baby plants. I read that even if the plant doesn't produce slips, after you harvest the fruit, there is a good chance the plant will produce suckers or ratoons or whatever you call it.

Jimmy, I can't wait to see how they turn out as well. The slips are growing fast and may overgrow the fruit in time.

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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #203 on: July 13, 2017, 01:42:05 AM »
Haha, I also did the Jim Neitzel thing of using osmocote in the center and it didn't really force it to fruit. The first time I tried it it burned the center and I had to wait for it to grow a new center. Later times it only burned a couple of leaves.

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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #204 on: July 13, 2017, 04:12:51 AM »
Here is possibly the worlds smallest, non tissue cultured, White Jade. I was removing some small White Jade suckers a while back and accidentally knocked off a tiny 1.5 Inch sucker. It didn't really have any roots but I stuck it in a pot anyways. Well, it appears the original sucker is dead or at least almost dead but now I just noticed that the plant produced a tiny baby which must have formed from the roots which eventually developed.

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another way you can do this form of 'micropropagation' and increase your plant numbers is by sectioning the slips into quarters or 3rds. then planting the inner core in the soil, keep moist and new growth should occur in a matter of weeks, which you can later twist off and replant these baby plants.  theoretically its easy to get 3-6 plants from 1 slip. we used this technique at frankies using a paper cutter, you don't have to use one but it was good for making straight and precise cuts.

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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #205 on: July 13, 2017, 09:13:40 AM »
I use an encapsulated 12 mo. food in the pots and fertilize the top of the leaves and cup with 1/2 tsp./gal. of Dyna-Gro Foliage Pro as often as I can remember, at least once a week.

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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #206 on: July 13, 2017, 09:21:59 AM »
Pineapple planting material


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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #207 on: July 16, 2017, 06:58:14 PM »
My White Jade pineapple finally opened up its first flower so I guess this is stage 3. The petals are sticking out really far on many of the other flowers and I think they will open very soon.

The other side, flower not opened yet

Top view, pic taken couple days ago

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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #208 on: July 17, 2017, 02:24:29 PM »
your best bet to getting the biggest pineapple growth would be to drill out the center of the crown
so it doesn't grow that big the crown that is and than you can just leave the suckers and slips on to
keep growing i always take the suckers and slips off once there around 12 Inchs or so than repot them
so they can grow
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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #209 on: July 17, 2017, 02:39:23 PM »
Thanks for the info Jimmy, I decided I'm just going to let this one grow out naturally instead of trying to grow the largest fruit possible in my yard and circumstances. I'll probably try for a large fruit size with my next flowering White Jade.

Simon

 

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