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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #325 on: November 16, 2018, 11:17:15 AM »
I decided to harvest another one of my White Jades today so I can bring it over to Brads for sampling. This particular fruit was growing for approximately 7 months so the 6 month rule does not always apply. I harvested a fruit at 6 months and it wasnít fully sweetened. For this fruit, I waited until The underside away from the sun, had yellow eyes all the way up and down the fruit.

After harvesting, the underside of the fruit looked a lot more green than I originally noticed right before I harvested it but I was worried about critters getting to it before I did so I took a chance. Iím hoping that this fruit will have a Brix higher than the 16% I got from my last Fruit. Iíll update with a taste report after we cut it open later. The fruit, with the top on, weighed approximately 3lbs 10 Oz so the fruit itself probably weighs about 3 lbs. here are some pictures









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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #326 on: November 16, 2018, 12:14:52 PM »
wow, biggest WJ i seen right there!

good growing Simon!

I decided to harvest another one of my White Jades today so I can bring it over to Brads for sampling. This particular fruit was growing for approximately 7 months so the 6 month rule does not always apply. I harvested a fruit at 6 months and it wasnít fully sweetened. For this fruit, I waited until The underside away from the sun, had yellow eyes all the way up and down the fruit.

After harvesting, the underside of the fruit looked a lot more green than I originally noticed right before I harvested it but I was worried about critters getting to it before I did so I took a chance. Iím hoping that this fruit will have a Brix higher than the 16% I got from my last Fruit. Iíll update with a taste report after we cut it open later. The fruit, with the top on, weighed approximately 3lbs 10 Oz so the fruit itself probably weighs about 3 lbs. here are some pictures









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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #327 on: November 16, 2018, 02:38:22 PM »
Thanks Adam!

I just came back from the orchard at Brads place and we sampled this White Jade. It was a good sized fruit and this fruit tasted better than the last WJ I harvested. This fruit had a Brix reading of 17% for the highest reading and the lowest reading I got was 15%. This fruit has much less acidity than all previous WJs Iíve sampled. I believe leaving the fruit in longer has helped with decreasing acidity.

Although this fruit has higher Brix and lower acidity, the vanilla and candy flavor was not as strong as the last fruit. I attribute this to my increased watering to try to pump this fruit up bigger. I usually withhold watering prior to harvest but this fruit was bottom heavy and I wanted to see if the top would fill in more. I should have known better since I knew this fruit was close to harvesting.

Anyways, this fruit tasted sweet with almost no acidity. The little bit of acidity it had was very enjoyable. The flesh texture is soft and extremely juicy.

I didnít fertilize this plant regularly so I believe this fruit would have tasted even better and probably gotten even larger if I did fertilize on a schedule. Hereís a picture of the fruit cut in half. This plant is so easy to grow and the fruit is so delicious that I recommend everyone try their hand st growing it. Itís definitely a hot topic of conversation for all my neighbors.



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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #328 on: November 16, 2018, 03:58:54 PM »
Simon, thanks for sharing. Nice size pineapple fruit. Mine is small this year again but also it looks different. 





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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #329 on: November 16, 2018, 07:00:14 PM »
That fruit looks delicious, Simon.
Good that I bought a WJ from Brad last weekend.

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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #330 on: November 16, 2018, 08:51:05 PM »
Simon, thanks for sharing. Nice size pineapple fruit. Mine is small this year again but also it looks different. 






Galka,  have a couple White Jades that look exactly like yours, smaller and more puffy around the eyes. Iíll take a picture when I get a chance.

Fruitfool, youíll be happy with the plant. It grows well here although mine dies back from the frost in Winter. This particular fruit is good sized even though it got almost completely frozen back earlier this year. You can see a picture of this plant with a small fruit on it in previous pages of this thread.

Iím actually surprised that this plant was able to form a good sized fruit with respectable Brix even though it started out the year with hardly any leaves. I would hazard to guess that the Brix would be 2-4 % higher if the leaves didnít get frozen back.
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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #331 on: November 16, 2018, 11:15:52 PM »
Simon, the big WJ has such a short neck. All mine have long necks and I read that it means it's not good genetics. But I think we both got these plants from Adam so I don't know why the difference. It would be good to see if the next fruit from this line also has the short neck. Short neck = bigger fruit?

 

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