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    Default Growing Pineapple

    Yesterday a was having a few (dozen) beers with a fellow I know to grow pineapple. I mentioned to him I would like a few shoots (called babies here) to plant & maybe A pineapple or 2 to make a cobbler with, offering to send him some of course. Actually I had been meaning to look him the last few weeks & we just bucked up (met) by accident.

    We discussed farming & the thieving & traded ideas, both laughing because we both know no matter how hard you try you can't stop it.

    A cab just came with a bag with 4 Pinepple & full of babies. I am now in the Pina production business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookshow View Post
    We discussed farming & the thieving & traded ideas, both laughing because we both know no matter how hard you try you can't stop it.
    Nemagon!

    Wait, that was wrong, just plain wrong.

    Wasn't it?
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    I got tickled on time talking to an eldery lady here, and she really wanting for me to know her command of English.....

    Apple, she said, and then in spanish said Manzana....

    Orange, she said, and then repeated in Spanish, Naranga....(pardon my spelling)

    Pineapple, she said, and then repeated in Spanish.....DOLE.......
    To be called a "Has Been" I must surmise, is much Greater than to be called a "Nevah Been"... JW...



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    Got my pine in the gound yesterday, ended up with around 35, sometime in a year or so I will have pine & more sprouts & in 5 years I will have 100's of pina, maybe by then I will have time to sit down & enjoy a few Pina Coladas, gotta have a goal, right.

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    You're already caught in the rain, so might as well enjoy the Pina Coladas, too. (Had to beat DD to the lyrics).

    Surely a hedgerow of Spanish Bayonet plants would help. The fruit and flowers are supposed to be edible, too.

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    Default You WILL have lots of pineapples

    I grow the most delicious little pineapples here on my little 1/3 acre suburban plot in Miami! It started with one plant, bought at a garage sale for $3.00. That plant had a pup, then more pups, then I planted the tops of the pineapples, and I have had many delicious little pineapples. They are SO sweeeet...

    They are planted in front yard, symmetrically placed in front of a big agave plant, looks very professional. Who says landscaping has to be ornamental only?

    Being bromeliads, the pineapples don't need great soil, they will use it for support more than anything. It is good for them to get fallen leaves in their cups which will decompose and they will get nutrients from them. Some water soluble fertilizer or compost tea wouldn't hurt every now and then. Make sure they get at least 6 hours of sun a day for optimum fruiting. Would love to know how they do, yours look like a different variety than mine.

    Looking forward to a Nicaragua homestead sooner than later....
    Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.

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    Default And roasting ears of corn

    In season and toasted over a charcoal fire, of course useing a recycled fan guard.....

    Ahhh....I do love it....
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    Default Re: Growing Pineapple

    Is it true there as well, that it takes two years to grow a pineapple?
    Last edited by doniston; 02-15-2015 at 11:19 AM.

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    Default Re: Growing Pineapple

    Quote Originally Posted by doniston View Post
    Is it true there as well, that it takes two years to grow a pineapple?
    Yes and in some cases as long as 2.5 years.

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    Default Re: Growing Pineapple

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeh View Post
    Yes and in some cases as long as 2.5 years.
    Thank you.

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