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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for pineapple pups
« on: August 05, 2022, 10:16:00 PM »
I have 4 red spanish, 1 smooth cayenne, 2 Sawit.  If your interested just shoot me a msg.

In Sebastian FL.

Here's my last update on Pineapple.  Please reach out if you're interested however - I'll sell until all is gone. 

$10 each slip/pup.  Customer pays postage. 

Please contact me before you place an order to make sure someone hasn't cleaned out what I have.  Also, I'll need your zip or address to estimate postage. 

Thanks to all who've participated, I've sent you tracking info in your TFF messages.

Abacaxi 4
Smooth Cayenne 5
Sawit 5
Cheesepine 6 (Big slips)
Cayenne Hilo 2 (Big slips as well)
White Jade 1
Brazilian Red 5
Red Spanish 6
Dellerman Gold (Coconut MD2 hybrid) Sold OUT
Queen Natal Sold OUT

Thanks Everyone.  Happy Growing. 

Sebastian Pineapple Ranch:  Propagation of Rare and Interesting Pineapple

Hello everyone.  Orders from 7/18 and morning of 7/19 cleared and members emailed with confirmation.

Totals available updated for those still interested:

Abacaxi: 6
Smooth Cayenne 5
Sawit: 8
Cayenne Hilo: 3
White Jade Sold out
Queen Natal: Sold out
Dellerman Gold (coconut tasting MD2 hybrid) Sold Out

Brazilian Red: 7
Red Spanish: 9

All plant material healthy, viable pups and slips. 
All cultivars from reliable growers or USDA ARS Hilo Office
$10 per plant slip or pup, the buyer also pays shipping.  $10 goes towards offsetting the growing costs.
PLEASE email to confirm quantities are still available before placing your order to prevent confusion/so that I can meet expectations. :)

Sebastian Pineapple Ranch Mission Statement:  Provide growers with interesting pineapple germplasam - propagation of rare pineapple cultivars.

Thank you all.


Hi everyone -
Fruiting is done for the year and I have some pineapple material I'm selling to cover growing costs here at the Sebastian Pineapple Ranch. 

As usual, $10.00 a slip or pup - customer pays shipping/postage.  Consider 2 in case one doesn't take.

I try to provide healthy, well established material from confirmed Pineapple cultivars.  Sources are trusted growers or the USDA ARS Hilo Office. 

NOTE: I have limited quantities that I will list: To manage expectations and avoid confusion, Please CONFIRM I still have material before placing your order.

I ship USPS Priority domestically.  If you want material shipped offshore - we need to discuss carrier, cost, liability if items get picked up by customs.

Here's what I have in the form of slips and pups:
Dellerman Gold MD2 Cultivar: Sold Out
Queen Natal: Sold Out
Abacaxi - Nice variant: 7
Smooth Cayenne: 7
Sawit: 7
Cheesepine: 7
Cayenne Hilo - GREAT plant!: 6
White Jade (this cultivar looks a lot like Monte Lirio): 4
Brazilian Red (bractatus cultivar: Large Plants - beautiful): 7
Red Spanish (This plant produced a large fruit with 11 large pups): 11

Thanks everyone - Happy Growing!

Very cool mini pineapple. 👍

Some images from the garden for those who enjoy pineapple.  Temps are getting warmer and the growing process is kicking back in.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Oro Negro vs. Sir Prize Avocado
« on: April 01, 2022, 11:47:41 AM »
My oro negro at 12 months after graft. Enjoys Sebastian FL climate. Crossed with a hass in backyard.


Han, the variegated pineapple slips showed up in great shape - perfectly packed.  They actually grew a little on the ride over.  Thanks again.  Appreciated.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sharing Pic For Pineapple Fanatics…
« on: March 22, 2022, 01:26:55 PM »
Sugarloaf/White Jade?  Very cool.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado poll
« on: March 21, 2022, 07:14:20 PM »
Brad -
Oro Negro seems to be the chefs fave here. The one I planted last year crosses with a Hass in backyard. Oro has excellent flavor IMO.  I also have Hardee Red and Lula.  Good flavor from those.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sharing Pic For Pineapple Fanatics…
« on: March 21, 2022, 11:47:16 AM »
Make that ‘fasciation.’  Devil is always in the details 🤔🤨

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sharing Pic For Pineapple Fanatics…
« on: March 21, 2022, 11:42:28 AM »
Apparently the academic term for fruit that has genetic abnormalities is ‘fascination fruit.’  Had no idea.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sharing Pic For Pineapple Fanatics…
« on: March 18, 2022, 03:58:50 PM »
I think this is the largest Pineapple fruit i’ve ever come across. Granted, … its freaky looking. LOL

Thought I’d share.  I believe this was in Malaysia.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Giant Paun Pineapple - Pics
« on: March 18, 2022, 03:43:23 PM »
I used four, small bamboo garden sticks and just reinforced the stem. Paun has a short, beefy stem, so it didn't need too much help.

The fruit was a winner with my wife… she liked the extra tart zing. Great pineapple... better than expected.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Giant Paun Pineapple - Pics
« on: March 17, 2022, 04:16:16 PM »
The first pick of the season. Giant Paun.

Tip of the hat to Brad Spaugh - thanks again.

I thought I'd upload some images of the garden as it stands.  2 strong cold fronts and an unusually wet winter and all plants including the small starters (Cabazona, Monte Lirio, Pernambuco) from USDA have survived.  No casualties, but some of the larger plants had some crushed leaves due to the tarps that had to be deployed on the nights where frost was imminent.  This winter also spawned some disease and mold - so all plants received a light dose of Captan. 2 or 3 lost some root mass due to wet feet.  I'm pleased by the number of fruiting plants.  The images in order I tried to upload:  Pineapple sign from trip to Puerto Rico Pineapple Express/Lajas) to study commercial growing, Red Spanish pups, Sawit, Smooth Cayenne, Abacaxi, Dellerman Gold, Queen Natal pups, Maisie Wonder Cat, Queen Natal 1, Queen Natal 2, Abacaxi, Antigua Black (USDA recipient 8 months), Cayenalisa (Florida, Puerto Rico at 6 months), MD2, MD2, Josepine, Cheesepine, Cayenne Hilo, Cheesepine, MD2, MD2, Red Spanish pups, Smooth Cayenne, Sawit Slips, Dellerman Gold (Sebastian, FL), Brazilian Red, Brazilian Red, Kuai White Sugaloaf (Hole in the Mountain Farm).


Hi Han - sent 2 PMs about red pineapple. If still available (4) please send me an invoice with shipping.

Thanks Han -


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Queen Natal Pineapple Slips/Suckers
« on: February 14, 2022, 11:57:44 AM »
I have a batch of Queen Natal Pineapple Slips for sale.  These are from 2 plants that were provided by USDA ARS - grown over 3 years.  Beautiful plants - strong coloring.  Both are currently fruiting.  Good stock.
$20.00 for 2 plus postage.  Ship dry root - USPS.

Thanks everyone.

Brett - Sebastian Pineapple Ranch. TXT 772.663.8615

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can Anyone ID This Passion Flower?
« on: April 19, 2021, 08:47:29 PM »
Flowers are about 2”...  I appreciate the help!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Can Anyone ID This Passion Flower?
« on: April 18, 2021, 10:06:20 PM »
Growing wild in east central Florida. 



Keep me on the list 😉. The plants you sent are doing great. 👍. Thx Brad.  Beautiful plants.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB - Rare pineapples
« on: January 27, 2021, 10:51:43 PM »
The FL hybrid: Dellerman Gold - pineapple w coconut flavor comes to harvest in fall. Nature Farms.

He still sells fruit w crowns.  He usually sells out after 2-3 weekends of selling roadside.

Pineapple Fest Sebastian.

USDA Hilo is a commercial resource according to mission statement on ARS page.

They prepare plants for requests and it can take time for them to prep (months).  Tracie is truly
professional and good about responding - but usually swamped w requests. Set expectations accordingly and be patient. Great people there and you usually get what you need. Up to 3 requests. Requests on USDA ARS Hilo webpage.

I have one more small abacaxi left.  It’s from Brazil/good example.

Do you have a Kauai to trade? 


In my webcrawling I also found this resource which is good reading.

Most of these cultivar classifications cover the same ground, this one has some additional information that’s valuable.

Hi Brad - It’s Brett.  At some point I’ll need to get a sugarloaf.

The plants you sent are doing great BTW - thank you again!

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