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Huge pineapple plant that just keeps growing but no bloom
« on: February 11, 2020, 09:08:47 PM »
I've got a pineapple plant that must be about 3 yrs old and is one of the few of my garden that has yet to bloom.  It measures nearly 6 ft in length/height.  It's so long that half of it is laying on its side  I tried a year ago to force it to flower with an apple but it didn't work.  I can't remember what variety it is.  Is it common for a pineapple plant to grow so large?

In the photo the red line is the main 6ft plant.  The blue lines are suckers off the main one.

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Re: Huge pineapple plant that just keeps growing but no bloom
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2020, 09:17:57 PM »
You might want to try to force it to flower using calcium carbide.
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Re: Huge pineapple plant that just keeps growing but no bloom
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2020, 09:23:09 PM »
You might want to try to force it to flower using calcium carbide.

I had recently briefly read something on using calcium carbide.  I might look into that further.

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Re: Huge pineapple plant that just keeps growing but no bloom
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 09:44:28 PM »
Sprinkling osmocote on top and watering normally seems to do it for us in so-cal.

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Re: Huge pineapple plant that just keeps growing but no bloom
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2020, 10:19:30 PM »
Sprinkling osmocote on top and watering normally seems to do it for us in so-cal.

I do that from time to time.  Most of my plants bloom in typical time frames.  The commercial varieties sometimes too soon.  This stubborn one has not.  My Maui Gold is another that grows so slow, it might be ready in 10 yrs. LOL

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Re: Huge pineapple plant that just keeps growing but no bloom
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2020, 11:35:14 PM »
lol

I have a HUGE white jade still with no fruit, but think yours takes the cake.

Keep at it. See how big it gets without flowering. Fruit would've been long gone by now...


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Re: Huge pineapple plant that just keeps growing but no bloom
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2020, 11:28:24 AM »
you are so lucky,, i would not try to force it the bigger the plant = the bigger the fruit. hope you post photos when it does fruit

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Re: Huge pineapple plant that just keeps growing but no bloom
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2020, 03:20:30 PM »
3 years for 1 fruit ?
Yikes
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Re: Huge pineapple plant that just keeps growing but no bloom
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2020, 04:36:41 PM »
I'd say it's a White Jade.

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Re: Huge pineapple plant that just keeps growing but no bloom
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2020, 11:35:34 PM »
I'd say it's a White Jade.

Could be.  I got my first white jade fruit this past summer from another plant I was growing.  Great pineapple.

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Re: Huge pineapple plant that just keeps growing but no bloom
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2020, 11:37:23 PM »
3 years for 1 fruit ?
Yikes

You ain't kidding.  Never waited so long.

I've got 2 flowers starting out on from a couple of commercial (store) pineapple plants.  They are the quickest producers by far.

 

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