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Photo Credit: Forest and Kim Starr

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Photo Credit: Forest and Kim Starr

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Photo Credit: Forest and Kim Starr

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QUICK FACTS

  • HPRWA SCORE 3
  • SYNONYMS
  • ELEVATION RANGE Low|Mid
  • FAMILY Bromeliaceae
  • PLANT TYPE Herbaceous
  • WATER REQUIRMENTS Requires water until established
  • SOIL REQUIRMENTS Tolerates many soil types
  • SUN EXPOSURE Full sun to Partial sun
  • SALT TOLERANCE Unknown
  • DRAINAGE REQUIRED Requires good drainage
  • PROPAGATION METHODS Vegetative (cuttings)

Ananas comosus
(Pineapple)

The pineapple is one of Hawai'i's most famous fruits and is extremely easy to grow. It enjoys full sun and well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter but will tolerate many growing conditions. They thrive in our slightly acidic soil. The tops or crowns can be cut and put directly in the ground for a future harvest. To ensure survival put the crown in water then plant in the ground after the roots grow. It takes about 2 years to harvest the tasty fruit. The fruit is ripe when the innermost leaves come off with a slight pull.

Plant Uses

  • Container plant
  • Cultural significance
  • Edible

Dangers

Thorns-Spines