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Pineapple, Ananas
Scientific Name: Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Synonym:
Family: Bromeliaceae
Pineapple, Ananas (Ananas  comosus)
A one-year old pineapple plant from a fruit
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 23-24
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Semi tender in Phoenix to 28F (-2C), keep covered and dry in winter

Sun Exposure: Full sun, light shade in Phoenix

Origin: Believed to be from Brazil

Growth Habits: Evergreen rosette to 4 feet tall (1.2 m)

Watering Needs: Moderate water, extremely drought resistant.

Propagation: Division, offsets, rooting the crown of leaves at the top of the fruit


Strangely enough, pineapples do well in Phoenix. They do need some protection on coldest nights, but most of the ones spread around my backyard don't get even get that. Too much exposure burns the leaf tips and give the leaf a reddish color, but they revert back to green under more clement conditions. The pineapple grows well in container, and is then drought resistant, which is a very important feature in Phoenix climate.

Cultural Practices:
The Pineapple requires dry conditions. It is prone to rot under cold humid conditions. Although The pineapple does allright in most types of soils, it prefers acid soils with a high organic content. The pineapple has high requirements for nitrogen and potassium, as well as iron.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
The fruit is produced 6 to 8 months after the blossom.

Links:
Pineapple propagation


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