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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2017, 09:36:49 AM »
Here's what I got from Excalibur Fruits.  Not sure what variety it is?




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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2017, 09:44:40 AM »
Here's what I got from Excalibur Fruits.  Not sure what variety it is?





it could be a florida special but wont be sure till it flowers if it is it will look alot like the photo i posted on the 1st page just have to wait and see
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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2017, 09:56:16 AM »
Yeah it does look a lot like the pic on the 1st post.  Looking forward to the day it flowers.  Also got a space reserved for a Queen Natal for when/if you decide to sell some slips/suckers.  ;D

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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2017, 10:01:43 AM »
I'm a rookie with pineapples but that also resembles my White Jade because of the line in the middle and I don't see thorns.

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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2017, 11:04:17 AM »
I'm a rookie with pineapples but that also resembles my White Jade because of the line in the middle and I don't see thorns.

Simon

Yeah simon could be right its possible it could be the White Jade Pineapple I'm growing one myself but after its fruit is ripe i don't plan to grow it again....

to me the white jade doesn't seem to grow very well where I'm at in florida maybe it had something to do with me growing it in the ground. All my other pineapple plants i grow are doing great some in the ground and some in pots but only white jade didn't grow so well 
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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2017, 11:11:12 AM »
Yeah it does look a lot like the pic on the 1st post.  Looking forward to the day it flowers.  Also got a space reserved for a Queen Natal for when/if you decide to sell some slips/suckers.  ;D

About the Natal Queen they have along ways to go still but i will keep everyone updated about them i have 3 plants of Natal Queen not sure how many offsets they will grow

Now when it come's to the Queen Victoria pineapple plant they PUP up like crazy even with out fruit on the plant
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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2017, 01:12:17 PM »
Yeah it does look a lot like the pic on the 1st post.  Looking forward to the day it flowers.  Also got a space reserved for a Queen Natal for when/if you decide to sell some slips/suckers.  ;D

About the Natal Queen they have along ways to go still but i will keep everyone updated about them i have 3 plants of Natal Queen not sure how many offsets they will grow

Now when it come's to the Queen Victoria pineapple plant they PUP up like crazy even with out fruit on the plant

I don't have a Queen Victoria Pineapple.  Let me know when you have some pups for sale.

As far as the pic I posted, I think it is a White Jade.  I have another smaller one I bought on eBay and it looks identical, I just realized that.  That means I need to find a Florida Special.  Wellspring sells them.

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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2017, 01:37:36 PM »
Yeah it does look a lot like the pic on the 1st post.  Looking forward to the day it flowers.  Also got a space reserved for a Queen Natal for when/if you decide to sell some slips/suckers.  ;D

About the Natal Queen they have along ways to go still but i will keep everyone updated about them i have 3 plants of Natal Queen not sure how many offsets they will grow

Now when it come's to the Queen Victoria pineapple plant they PUP up like crazy even with out fruit on the plant

I don't have a Queen Victoria Pineapple.  Let me know when you have some pups for sale.

As far as the pic I posted, I think it is a White Jade.  I have another smaller one I bought on eBay and it looks identical, I just realized that.  That means I need to find a Florida Special.  Wellspring sells them.

Yeah Wellsprings sells them they always have good deals on there plants most of the time when i buy from them i get them from there ebay store page over using there website

i have 5 florida special pineapple plants that all have fruit on them some should be ready around the end up june close to july sometime they have suckers on them but don't seem to grow slips not sure how many i will have but i plan to keep a few for myself that's if the fruit turns out to be good and i like how it taste
« Last Edit: June 08, 2017, 01:40:43 PM by Evildeadguy »
Pineapples: Red Spanish, Queen Victoria, Natal, Cheese Pine, Kaua'i Sugarloaf, McGregor, Pernambuco.

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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2017, 03:03:24 PM »
Yep, I'm gonna purchase a Florida Special from Wellspring today.   

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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2017, 03:07:39 PM »
Okay sounds good keep us updated about them
Pineapples: Red Spanish, Queen Victoria, Natal, Cheese Pine, Kaua'i Sugarloaf, McGregor, Pernambuco.

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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2017, 12:47:11 PM »
Won't be to much longer can't wait
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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2017, 08:14:40 PM »
Received the Florida Special I ordered recently.  It's a tiny little thing right now yet it looks so much like my White Jades I can't really tell the difference.

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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2017, 08:20:07 PM »
Received the Florida Special I ordered recently.  It's a tiny little thing right now yet it looks so much like my White Jades I can't really tell the difference.

Yeah its hard to tell them apart untill there alot older unless its a pineapple plant with sharp spines like the queen pineapple
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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2017, 09:45:40 AM »
to me the white jade doesn't seem to grow very well where I'm at in florida maybe it had something to do with me growing it in the ground. All my other pineapple plants i grow are doing great some in the ground and some in pots but only white jade didn't grow so well

ditto.  My WJ has very little vigor and gets the best of conditions.

Got Sugarloaf coming, hope it's better.

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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #39 on: June 17, 2017, 10:29:25 AM »
I dint believe Excalibur has/had Floruda Soecial.
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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #40 on: June 22, 2017, 02:04:47 PM »
Here is a Photo of my Florida Special Ripe off the plant 4.5lbs
i didn't know how big a Florida Special pineapple should be so
i guess 4.5lbs is a decent size maybe next time around i can get
it bigger :) the plant this one came off only gave me two suckers
its better than nothing lol

« Last Edit: June 22, 2017, 02:08:41 PM by Evildeadguy »
Pineapples: Red Spanish, Queen Victoria, Natal, Cheese Pine, Kaua'i Sugarloaf, McGregor, Pernambuco.

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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #41 on: June 22, 2017, 05:19:00 PM »
That fruit is beautiful, I know you have a refractometer so let's see the numbers once you cut it open!  Oh yeah, I'd love to hear a taste report as well. Good going.

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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #42 on: June 22, 2017, 05:34:33 PM »
That fruit is beautiful, I know you have a refractometer so let's see the numbers once you cut it open!  Oh yeah, I'd love to hear a taste report as well. Good going.

Simon

Thanks... i will report back in a few days about taste and Brix reading
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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #43 on: June 23, 2017, 03:03:21 PM »
well i tested the Brix its 15 but the taste to me is sweet/bitter. Maybe that one turned out bad hopefully the next few that will be ripe soon will turn out better
Pineapples: Red Spanish, Queen Victoria, Natal, Cheese Pine, Kaua'i Sugarloaf, McGregor, Pernambuco.

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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #44 on: June 23, 2017, 04:05:06 PM »
As long as it tastes good, that's all that matters. The Brix score really does help in judging just how sweet the fruit really was as long as a taste description is also provided. I wonder if the fruit would have tasted even better if water were withheld for about 2 weeks prior to harvesting? Would you say this pineapple tasted as good as a store bought Pineapple?

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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #45 on: June 23, 2017, 04:12:37 PM »
As long as it tastes good, that's all that matters. The Brix score really does help in judging just how sweet the fruit really was as long as a taste description is also provided. I wonder if the fruit would have tasted even better if water were withheld for about 2 weeks prior to harvesting? Would you say this pineapple tasted as good as a store bought Pineapple?


 

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Taste wise about the same as a store bought dole Pineapple... and you could be right it mite have had something to do with all the water its been getting from all the rain we got over the last 2 weeks... it had way more juice in it than you would normally see in a pineapple.... Hopefully the next few will turn out better we shell see once there ripe
« Last Edit: June 23, 2017, 04:16:18 PM by Evildeadguy »
Pineapples: Red Spanish, Queen Victoria, Natal, Cheese Pine, Kaua'i Sugarloaf, McGregor, Pernambuco.

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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #46 on: August 03, 2017, 02:01:27 PM »
Another ripe Florida special pineapple off the plant

Pineapples: Red Spanish, Queen Victoria, Natal, Cheese Pine, Kaua'i Sugarloaf, McGregor, Pernambuco.

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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #47 on: August 03, 2017, 03:01:13 PM »
That one looks even bigger. Beautiful looking fruit!

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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #48 on: August 03, 2017, 03:16:06 PM »
That one looks even bigger. Beautiful looking fruit!

Simon

Thanks it tasted better than the last one but Brix is still around 15%
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Re: Florida Special Pineapple
« Reply #49 on: October 14, 2017, 09:37:38 AM »
That one looks even bigger. Beautiful looking fruit!

Simon

Thanks it tasted better than the last one but Brix is still around 15%

Have noticed that fruit quality is dependent on the health of the plant.  If you have a large, green plant you should have a very sweet, rich fruit.  I've pulled a pineapple off a medium size plant with rather yellow leaves, not in the best of shape and the fruit was marginal in quality.  Had a lot of fiber too.

 

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