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Red Pineapple (Cold Tolerant)

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Size: Medium

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 Instructions Doc

Plant Care  

Light

Full sun or part shade. Keep them outdoors under shelter in extreme heat conditions.

Water

 

Does not need regular watering. It’s important to have a good drainage. More regular watering during summer.

Soil

It grows in all soil types, preferably in light and well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. pH 4.5-7 is ideal.

Fertiliser

Take up a lot of their nutrition through their leaves, and the first few months after planting they rely only on their leaves.  Use diluted liquid fertilisers like fish emulsion or seaweed extract onto the pineapple plant and the surrounding soil. Or use pelleted chicken manure - sprinkle it on the soil very close to the base of the pineapple plant and make sure a bit falls into the bottom leaves.

Wind

Wind tolerant when small; keep it partly covered from strong wind.

Frost

Need protection from heavy frost. Young plant are frost tender.

Fruiting

From crown - up to 24 months. From suckers up to 18 months. From slips within a year.

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Takau Paku
Great plant awesome packaging

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

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Esther Phillips
Healthy plant

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

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L.S.
Red Pineapple (Cold Tolerant)

Beautiful healthy plant. Well packaged. Growing well!

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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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Greg Parr
Great products

Excellent commutation, plants arrived well packed , good service