Red Pineapple (Cold Tolerant)

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Red Pineapple 

A beautiful looking pineapple and more cold hardy than others. As the fruit develops it is brilliant red and each segment of the young fruit produces a vivid purple flower.

The flesh is sweet and juicy, pink-yellow in colour. The fruits weigh about one kilo each. Size - Up to a metre tall. Pollination - Fruits are formed without pollination.

The redness of the fruit gradually fades as it matures. It is not edible until every trace of red has gone and the skin is pale yellow. But, like any pineapple, you can smell the powerful sweet aroma when it’s ready to cut.

The red pineapples are a very hardy variety. Fruit consists of whole cluster of fruitlets from the many flowers. As the fruitlets mature they fuse to form a single pineapple with a fibrous stem running through the middle. The skin is tough and waxy, red in colour. 

Plant Care

  • Soil: Prefers acidic, well-draining soil with a pH around 4.5 to 6.0
  • Watering: Moderate watering needs, allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings
  • Temperature: Ideal temperatures range from 20°C to 32°C.
  • Light: Full sun is crucial for healthy growth and fruit development.
  • Fertilising: Apply a balanced NPK fertilizer such as 10-10-10 monthly during the growing season.
  • Pruning: Not generally required, except to remove old or dead leaves.
  • Mulching: Use organic mulch to help retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.
  • Pest Control: Susceptible to scale insects and mealybugs; manage with appropriate organic treatments.
  • Flowering and Fruiting: Produces a striking red pineapple that is ornamental and edible.
  • Potting: Suitable for growing in pots; ensure good drainage.
  • Feeding Regime: Monthly feeding with a balanced fertilizer supports robust growth and fruiting.

We ship our plants and garden supplies throughout New Zealand. Due to the increased costs of shipping and packaging, we now apply a minimal delivery charge. After offering free shipping for three consecutive years, we find it necessary to adjust this policy to align with current market conditions. However, we have lowered our prices to help offset this change.

Please note, we do not ship plants or garden supplies internationally from New Zealand. We do export plants and tissue culture materials from our overseas nursery, which requires a minimum order. Please contact us at to discuss your specific requirements.

Shipping (per plant)
Auckland & Northland: $20
Rest of North Island: $25
South Island: $35
Rural Address: Additional $5

Shipping Garden Supplies
Auckland & Northland: $10
Rest of North Island: $15
South Island: $20
Rural Address: Additional $5


  • Our plants are available for shipment throughout the year, depending on stock levels. Typical delivery times range from 5 to 7 business days, although they can take up to 10 business days depending on the destination.
  • We take extra care in packaging; most of our plants are secured in bespoke inserts and shipped in individual boxes to ensure they arrive undamaged.
  • Deliveries are scheduled once a week, typically on Monday. If you place your order over the weekend, we aim to dispatch your plants on the following Monday. This scheduling allows our team to prepare your order thoroughly and ensures the courier has sufficient time to deliver your plants safely, avoiding any unnecessary delays over the weekend.
  • All orders are shipped via courier track and trace service (not signature required)
  • We cannot deliver to PO Box addresses.
  • If you have a rural address, please contact us beforehand to discuss the best delivery options and avoid any potential issues.

Additional Delivery Information

  • We dispatch our plants year-round, as most are shipped with soil. During the winter months, we closely monitor weather conditions and may temporarily delay shipments if the weather is particularly severe. Our packing process includes adding insulation when necessary to protect the plants against temperature extremes.
  • In summer, we ensure that plants are thoroughly watered before they leave our nursery. Occasionally, we may need to ship plants bare-rooted, particularly when they cannot be comfortably re-potted into smaller packaging for shipping. We will always discuss this with you in advance if your plant needs to be shipped in this manner.
  • It's important to note that shipping can be a stressful experience for plants, often due to spending several days in a dark, confined space. While most plants withstand this with little to no stress, some may experience leaf drop. However, they generally recover quickly with some additional care, including proper watering and gradual reintroduction to light after arrival.

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Red Pineapple (Cold Tolerant)
Red Pineapple (Cold Tolerant)

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Sonya Oaten

A great site and a very quick delivery. Also the follow up is great

Great plant awesome packaging

Our lovely pineapple plant arrived beautifully packaged and in great condition. Really happy with our purchase. Thank you very much!

Esther Phillips
Healthy plant

Arrived very well packaged and in great condition. Very impressed. Can't wait yo plant it in my new greenhouse.

Red Pineapple (Cold Tolerant)

Beautiful healthy plant. Well packaged. Growing well!

Steve Lowndes
Too soon.

I’ve ordered two plants and they are in the grind and doing ok. I’m quite far south so will have to take care over winter. Advice?

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