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Red pineapple
« on: August 22, 2018, 05:42:28 PM »
Why is the pineapple red? At the beginning the leaves were green and after a while turned red. Is this a variety? I picked up the slips in southern Thailand.

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Re: Red pineapple
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2018, 06:27:18 PM »
That happens to other varieties as well. I have White Jades that were all green when small but as they matured and were placed into full sun, they developed a reddish streak down the length of the leaves like yours did.

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Re: Red pineapple
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2018, 06:39:04 PM »
Some say that is a nutrient deficiency.
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Re: Red pineapple
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2018, 02:01:52 AM »
It looks like Red pineapple with red skin that Oscar has. If you search for the 'Red pineapple' in this forum, you will find his pictures.

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Re: Red pineapple
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2018, 06:49:28 AM »
They are fertilized at 10 days interval with 1g/liter 15-6-30 3+3+ ME plus foliage spray with amino acids and ME.
Another store bought baby pineapple didn't turned red. I guess must be a some kind of variety or sun exposure.

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Re: Red pineapple
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2018, 07:04:00 AM »
 
 It is probably characteristic for that species



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Re: Red pineapple
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2018, 09:39:34 AM »
I am very surprised. Red pineapple. Is it a genetically modified pineapple? ;D

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Re: Red pineapple
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2018, 09:52:26 AM »
The picture of Stevo's red pineapple is considered ornamental herw.  Not say its 100% inedible (or cant be eaten) but once tasted you will see why we consider it an ornamental.

The OP's picture looks normal at the stage it is at for an edible fruit (variety unknown)..
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Re: Red pineapple
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2018, 02:21:56 PM »
At the time your pineapple plant is in the flowering stage so it being red like that is Normal for alot of pineapple plants some pineapple flowers are different colors like pink to red like yours and than some flowers have no color to them at all.... the way it looks right now has nothing to do with  nutrient deficiency.... but you are fertilizing way to much every 10 days could damage or even kill the plant you should only be fertilizing it about once a month at about 1/4 tsp per gallon

and from the photo you posted it kinda looks like it could be a Red Spanish pineapple plant but not 100 % sure
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Re: Red pineapple
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2018, 02:22:28 PM »


This is the pineapple I'm referring to. It is Oscar's Red pineapple.

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Re: Red pineapple
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2018, 03:16:48 PM »
yes indeed they look like that. First they have green leaves and after few months all turn into red leaves. I thought they have some disease or sun burnt. Very weird. This pineapple was not forced, it flowered naturally after 1 year and 2 months from planting, considering during the winter was inside with low light intensity and dry enviorment.
About the fertilization I don't think it's too much. 150 ppm N, 60 ppm P, 300 ppm K it's not much per week.

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Re: Red pineapple
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2018, 03:40:31 PM »
At the time your pineapple plant is in the flowering stage so it being red like that is Normal for alot of pineapple plants some pineapple flowers are different colors like pink to red like yours and than some flowers have no color to them at all.... the way it looks right now has nothing to do with  nutrient deficiency.... but you are fertilizing way to much every 10 days could damage or even kill the plant you should only be fertilizing it about once a month at about 1/4 tsp per gallon

and from the photo you posted it kinda looks like it could be a Red Spanish pineapple plant but not 100 % sure

My comment to nutrient deficiency was to Simon's post and before the OP's picture was visible.
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Re: Red pineapple
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2018, 07:25:35 PM »
Leaves or bracts turning red at time of flowering in bromeliads is said to occur for the purpose of attracting hummingbirds for pollination.
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Re: Red pineapple
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2018, 04:28:20 AM »
We'll see what kind of pineapple turns to be. I hope it's edible.

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Re: Red pineapple
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2018, 05:22:56 AM »
Now it has some kind of purple/mangeta teeth around  ;D


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Re: Red pineapple
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2018, 05:41:58 AM »
The picture of Stevo's red pineapple is considered ornamental herw.  Not say its 100% inedible (or cant be eaten) but once tasted you will see why we consider it an ornamental.

The OP's picture looks normal at the stage it is at for an edible fruit (variety unknown)..

  Mine tasted just like a normal pineapple

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Re: Red pineapple
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2018, 06:55:42 AM »
It seems to be Ananas bracteatus or a hybrid somehow.
"The small, violet-purple flowers emerge from between spiny, red or pink bracts on egg-shaped inflorescences. The inflorescences are followed by brownish pink to scarlet, leafy-topped, compound pineapple fruits. The leaves are long, linear, arching, solid dark green or variegated with white, pink, red, or yellow, and edged with sharp spines that curve up toward the leaf tips."



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Re: Red pineapple
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2018, 08:00:42 AM »
Now it has some kind of purple/mangeta teeth around  ;D


That purple is a flower, and normal too.  Your plant is not Ananas bracteatus but I believe (from the fruit and leaves in his picture) Stevo's is.

Just let your fruit grow and develop and you should be rewarded when ripe.
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