Grow Pineapple Trees Indoors or Outdoors
I’m going to share a secret with you. I don’t have a green thumb. Anything I’ve ever purchased pre-potted is going to die. I know it when I buy it but that doesn’t stop me from continuing to buy pretty flowers. I can, however, start my own plants from seeds and they grow unbelievably well. I don’t know why. I can grow anything from fruit trees to any kind of vegetable, from a single seed.
One day, I decided I wanted to see how easy it was to grow a pineapple tree from a pineapple. It was so ridiculously easy, I’ve started quite a few and have given them away as gifts. You too can grow pineapple trees like a boss, even if you don’t have a green thumb.
2 things you’ll want to keep in mind. Pineapple trees don’t need much dirt so they do well as indoor plants. Yes, you read that right. You can have pineapples growing indoors. The other rule of thumb to remember is that pineapple trees don’t need much water. The soil cannot be soggy. That’s a big no-no.
This is the perfect time to start your pineapple tree. Keep it indoors throughout the winter months, and by summer, you will be able to set it outdoors. I always bring mine in during the fall. They don’t like cold weather.
Pick out a pineapple.
Cut the pineapple using a Pineapple Slicer, Peeler, and Corer.
Let dry for several days.
Make something yummy with the fruit. Don’t skip this step :).
Cut all of the fruit from the top until just the stem is showing. Peel back the leaves until you have about an inch of roots showing.
Plant the pineapple in a shallow pot or do as I do and reuse those plastic ice cream containers you have lying around. You can use organic soil if you prefer to grow organically.
You should see your first fruit in about 2 years. Be watching for the bloom.
P.S. You can plant these outdoors if you have an area where they will avoid the frost and if you have plenty of room because they multiply.
What is your favorite slushie recipe using fresh pineapple? I’d love to try it.
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