Answer: Pineapple is a tropical plant, native to southern Brazil and Paraguay. Growing pineapples in humid areas gives a better yield. However, with the right care, it is possible to grow a healthy crop even in temperate regions. A pineapple plant produces fruit once in a lifetime and will then die.
Pineapple plants grow well in a temperature ranging from 65oF to 95oF. Although it tolerates cold temperatures for a short period during nights, the growth of a pineapple plant gets stunted and fruits become acidic, when it is exposed to lower temperatures for a longer time. A sunny site and well-drained soil, rich in organic matter is the best for growing pineapples.
Since you get cold winter temperatures why not keep your pinapple in a container to grow outdoors this summer then bring it indoors to grow as a houseplant during the fall and winter months? This way you can coax it into bearing fruit. Hope it does!
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