Wednesday, March 9, 2011

More Fruit!

On the same theme as yesterday, I decided to try a pineapple from scratch. In this case not a seed, but from a nice organic pineapple from Whole Foods.

This technique is based off a collection of YouTube videos, so I'm not necessarily counting on success here, but it's worth a shot.

Step 1: Take a pineapple and cut the top quarter or so off.

Step 2: Cut all of the fruit meat off of the top. If you leave it on, it will just rot.

Step 3: Cut the top off in little slices until you can see the root buds, or whatever the brown things are.

Step 4: Peel off the bottom few layers of leaves.

Step 5: Let it sit out for a few days so it dries out.
This would have been a boring photo.

Step 6: Set it in a glass of water and let it grow some roots.
This photo hasn't happened yet.
Now I just have to wait and see if I get any root action!


  1. Haha. I was going to post about this pretty soon (as soon as I remember to take some photos). I guess I should wait a while, so the blogosphere isn't overloaded with pineapple plant growing instructions! I've tried to grow pineapples from pineapple tops like three times now...and it only worked once.

  2. That's fantastic! I'll have to remember that next time I buy a pineapple. :)

  3. I've never even heard of this - awesome!

  4. Wow! I have never heard of growing a pineapple like this! Amazing!! :)