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Pineapple slips, what to do?
« on: November 13, 2017, 02:53:20 PM »
What do I do with these slips?


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Re: Pineapple slips, what to do?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 03:29:01 PM »
I have these on my white jade. I'm just letting them grow as large as they'll get at the expense of the pineapple, in hopes that I'll get 3 more pineapples sooner. I'm choosing more larger plants over fruit since I don't have a whole lot of plants yet.

If you're asking how to take them off, I see people recommend cutting them off. I think it could avoid tearing the stem. I don't have personal experience with it. I was originally going to twist them off like pineapple tops.

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Re: Pineapple slips, what to do?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 03:34:43 PM »
Thanks Fang,

I was wondering if I should leave them on and then after I harvest the pineapple take them off and plant.

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Re: Pineapple slips, what to do?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 03:48:00 PM »
That's what I plan on doing too. Let's see what the experts say.

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Re: Pineapple slips, what to do?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 07:04:56 PM »
Mark & Fang, I've tried twisting off these little pups before with mixed results, smaller ones that I took off and dip in rooting hormone and stick in straight pumice. One rooted and another did not so now I have a pup on my White Jade that i have leaf on after harvesting pineapple but i think at some point i should twist it off and give it a try at rooting! I have two other w. jades already growing from this mother plant! best of luck but i think it's better to let pup's get bigger before you separate from mother ;)

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Re: Pineapple slips, what to do?
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 07:59:06 PM »
Those suckers will twist off easily enough if you wait until the fruit is about ready.  The curved base makes them a little harder to jam in the ground like the later developing basal suckers.  They won't grow as well and take longer to produce than the ratoon.  I'd only use them if I was short of planting material or the pine was particularly excepcional.
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Re: Pineapple slips, what to do?
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 08:09:35 PM »
just leave them on the plant till you pick the pineapple than you can remove them and replant them so they can root and grow into huge plant and later you will have more pineapples to eat... if you time it right you can have a full size plant and pineapple ready to eat it 1 year 6 months

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Re: Pineapple slips, what to do?
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2017, 09:34:23 PM »
Thanks for all the answers. This is a "Kona Sugar Loaf" so I wanted to keep them going.

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Re: Pineapple slips, what to do?
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2017, 09:36:23 PM »
Nice looking plant Mark,

My plant looks similar to yours and I am leaving the baby plants on until I harvest the fruit. Let us know how your fruit tastes!

Simon

 

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