Tropicals forum: Pineapple with Multiple Crowns

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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Aug 27, 2015 8:36 PM CST


This is our home-grown pineapple fruit that has multiple crowns and multiple babies at base.
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 27, 2015 9:19 PM CST
Wow! What gorgeous colors! Thumbs up
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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Aug 27, 2015 9:30 PM CST
Thank You! Cheryl
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Aug 27, 2015 9:34 PM CST

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Fantastic! I've never seen one like that before. Thumbs up
Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Aug 27, 2015 10:04 PM CST
Bubbles said:Fantastic! I've never seen one like that before. Thumbs up


I had never seen one like them either (had four). I believe the ancestor was brought over from Hawaii by my parents around 45 years ago; but this is the first time the fruits turned out like these. I wonder if it is because I cut up a large apple and sprinkled the pieces among the leaves.

Bubbles, thank you very much for the gift! Smiling
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Bubbles
Aug 28, 2015 8:32 AM CST

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I tip my hat to you.
Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 13, 2015 2:03 PM CST
I just recently saw this type of pineapple in Lowe's. The foliage are pretty....

Keep us posted on your multiple pineapple crowns Kadie!
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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Sep 13, 2015 6:57 PM CST
GigiPlumeria said:I just recently saw this type of pineapple in Lowe's. The foliage are pretty....

Keep us posted on your multiple pineapple crowns Kadie!


Gigi, hubby harvested them a couple of weeks ago, but I forgot to tell him I needed pictures before he pulled off the crowns! Sighing! We've got another fruit coming along but so far showing only one crown.
Name: James
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Evildeadguy
Aug 4, 2016 3:59 PM CST
Hi Rainbow do you happen to remember what Variety it is your growing and i wanted to know if you getting anymore pups would you be willing to sell a few of them let me know thanks
Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Aug 4, 2016 4:21 PM CST
Hi, James! I have no idea as to variety of this pineapple. I had indicated earlier that my parents brought the pineapple from Hawaii 45 years ago. And I'm sorry but I do not have the wherewithal to mail pups out of here. Incidentally, this is the first time the pineapple plants produced these multiple crowns. I think it did this because I had tossed in ripe apple chunks among the leaves as an experiment. Ethylene gas from ripe apples will induce inflo when the plant is mature enough.
Name: Dave Paul
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Metrosideros
Aug 13, 2016 10:37 PM CST
If it came from Hawai'i it is likely Ananas comosus 'Smooth Cayenne'. The most planted variety of Pineapple, especially half a century ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pineapple
Name: Dave Paul
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Metrosideros
Aug 13, 2016 10:59 PM CST
Oops! I just looked at a close-up of the photo, and it clearly shows sharply toothed margins, meaning it can't be 'Smooth Cayenne' as it has entire (smooth) margins.
Name: Dave Paul
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Metrosideros
Aug 13, 2016 11:07 PM CST
Since from Hawai'i, maybe 'Cayenne'. But not 'Smooth Cayenne'.
Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Aug 13, 2016 11:09 PM CST
Thank you, Paul. Oh well...to me it's an heirloom and hope that my brothers, sisters, and our kids will pass them on.
We harvested a few more last week and this one has been in the fridge this past week. I think we'll have it for dessert after pizza. Hilarious!
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Name: Dave Paul
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Metrosideros
Aug 13, 2016 11:15 PM CST
In the past 'Cayenne' was the main Pineapple planted in Hawai'i, until 'Smooth Cayenne' came along, which replaced the fields as it lacked sharply toothed leaves. This was easier on the workers.
Name: Dave Paul
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Metrosideros
Aug 14, 2016 12:48 AM CST
Glad you are having Pineapple after Pizza, rather than on Pizza. I don't know who decided to call Pineapple on Pizza, Hawaiian, but it is not.

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