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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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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #332 on: November 17, 2018, 08:47:49 AM »
Nice job Simon!  FWIW without question the Peters 25-5-10 works really well with pineapples. 

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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #333 on: November 17, 2018, 05:05:46 PM »
Fang, yes, all my plants are from the original tissue cultured plants from Adam. They all started growing exactly the same until I changed their environment. The plants with larger pots, more fertilizer grew larger. This particular fruit has a very short stalk. Iíll try to keep track to see if itís clones also result in short stalks.

Mark, I think I have the Peters, I just have to start using it regularly.

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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #334 on: November 18, 2018, 08:43:00 AM »
Fang, yes, all my plants are from the original tissue cultured plants from Adam. They all started growing exactly the same until I changed their environment. The plants with larger pots, more fertilizer grew larger. This particular fruit has a very short stalk. Iíll try to keep track to see if itís clones also result in short stalks.

Mark, I think I have the Peters, I just have to start using it regularly.

Simin

Citrus loves it too.  I turned Brad on to it.    Seems he's going thru bags of it like changing underwear via the Mazzei injectors I sent him.  Actually its a 25-5-15.  Has a great micros package too.

Typical this time of the year for us - we're getting some really cold nights and it never fails, I get the white, mottled cold dots on the leaves.  For some strange reason White Jade and White Sugarloaf are not affected near as much as my "twistees".

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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #335 on: November 18, 2018, 11:59:49 AM »
Fang, yes, all my plants are from the original tissue cultured plants from Adam. They all started growing exactly the same until I changed their environment. The plants with larger pots, more fertilizer grew larger. This particular fruit has a very short stalk. Iíll try to keep track to see if itís clones also result in short stalks.

Mark, I think I have the Peters, I just have to start using it regularly.

Simin

Citrus loves it too.  I turned Brad on to it.    Seems he's going thru bags of it like changing underwear via the Mazzei injectors I sent him.  Actually its a 25-5-15.  Has a great micros package too.

Typical this time of the year for us - we're getting some really cold nights and it never fails, I get the white, mottled cold dots on the leaves.  For some strange reason White Jade and White Sugarloaf are not affected near as much as my "twistees".

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Haha changing underwear?  Lol

I ran 50lbs of it through the inector.  Unfortunately my trees are looking a bit salt burnt.  Typical this time of year.  Well actually we have had hardly any rain for over a year so things are not happy.  Will have to ease off the salts until we get some rainfall.
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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #336 on: November 18, 2018, 10:52:14 PM »
Fang, yes, all my plants are from the original tissue cultured plants from Adam. They all started growing exactly the same until I changed their environment. The plants with larger pots, more fertilizer grew larger. This particular fruit has a very short stalk. Iíll try to keep track to see if itís clones also result in short stalks.

Mark, I think I have the Peters, I just have to start using it regularly.

Simin

Citrus loves it too.  I turned Brad on to it.    Seems he's going thru bags of it like changing underwear via the Mazzei injectors I sent him.  Actually its a 25-5-15.  Has a great micros package too.

Typical this time of the year for us - we're getting some really cold nights and it never fails, I get the white, mottled cold dots on the leaves.  For some strange reason White Jade and White Sugarloaf are not affected near as much as my "twistees".

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I was actually about to ask if this was cold damage. I have a pineapple that looks very similar. Will they be ok in the cold or should I move it in?
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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #337 on: November 21, 2018, 07:50:16 AM »
Haha changing underwear?  Lol

I ran 50lbs of it through the inector.

Is that all?   ;D

Another really good food is this one for pots and small in ground trees.  Usually it's priced over $20 for 8#.  https://www.amazon.com/Osmocote-Outdoor-Smart-Release-8-Pound-Fertilizer/dp/B00GTDGMHC/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1542804475&sr=8-15&keywords=osmocote+indoor+outdoor+for 

50# bag.  Better NPK and a great micros package.  Longer life too.  https://www.greenhousemegastore.com/supplies/fertilizer/osmocote-pro-19-5-8-50-bag-8-9-month
 
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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #338 on: November 21, 2018, 12:06:00 PM »
Haha changing underwear?  Lol

I ran 50lbs of it through the inector.

Is that all?   ;D

Another really good food is this one for pots and small in ground trees.  Usually it's priced over $20 for 8#.  https://www.amazon.com/Osmocote-Outdoor-Smart-Release-8-Pound-Fertilizer/dp/B00GTDGMHC/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1542804475&sr=8-15&keywords=osmocote+indoor+outdoor+for 

50# bag.  Better NPK and a great micros package.  Longer life too.  https://www.greenhousemegastore.com/supplies/fertilizer/osmocote-pro-19-5-8-50-bag-8-9-month

May have been 25lbs, not sure what size the bags of jacks are. 

I get the polyon and soluables from Harrells now.  Its half the price of jacks and osmocote.  Harrells rules.
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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #339 on: November 21, 2018, 12:48:52 PM »

I get the polyon and soluables from Harrells now.  Its half the price of jacks and osmocote.  Harrells rules.

Yes they do.




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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #340 on: September 22, 2019, 12:02:42 PM »
Harvested my first White Jade last week.  I really had no idea what kind of pineapple it was at first since it had been planted at least 2 yrs ago and I just forgot what was what.  I was very hesistant to pick it since my other pineapples go full golden yellow when completely ripe, some of them very quickly.  The White Jade fruit was left maturing for a few months at least but I got skeptical and decided pull it.  The skin gave a little when squeezed and had slight yellow pigmentations.  Also I could see ants around the fruit. 

Anyway, once my wife sliced it up it was white and the core was soft and edible.  It had a slight tartness to it but was very tasty.  I probably pulled it a little early but it was still good.  I got some left in the fridge I'm gonna eat for breakfast today.  :)

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Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Reply #341 on: September 22, 2019, 11:09:04 PM »
Yeah, White Jades are excellent tasting fruit. I like the fact that they donít have a bunch of spines, except for the tip of the leaves. Pineapples are an insanely beautiful plant, especially when they are in bloom. They also make an excellent conversation piece. Thanks for the report!

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