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Title: Pineapple from seed?
Post by: birngerd on June 29, 2019, 07:01:31 AM
Has anyone here grown pineapple from seed to fruiting size? I understand that it takes longer than with slips or tops, but I'm curious to know if anyone has tried it and gotten edible fruit? I'd like to try it, but I don't know if it would produce variable fruit that might end up not tasting good.
Title: Re: Pineapple from seed?
Post by: Finca La Isla on June 29, 2019, 07:32:42 AM
I havenít done it but I e seen it done. The fruit should be good. Itís the way to get new varieties.
Title: Re: Pineapple from seed?
Post by: buddy roo on June 29, 2019, 10:05:14 AM
i have done this several times, they are slow growers in the beginning till they get some size/mass, they grow at the same pace as tissue culture . once the plants get some size to them they grow at the same pace as slips or crowns. the fruit is the same as the parent as far as i can tell. easiest way for me to grow/start them is on a wet paper towel in a baggy after they start to grow just place them on top of a container of soil and keep humid 
Title: Re: Pineapple from seed?
Post by: So_Cal_Mike on June 29, 2019, 08:32:18 PM
This one I grew form a seed from a store-bought pineapple.
Curiously if you notice, the earlier leaves that came out were toothed, but now as it gets older it is getting less and less teeth.
(http://i68.tinypic.com/15mhaaf.jpg)