Juicy! Grow your own juicy tropical fruit in a tub or garden border. All you need is sunshine, free draining soil, and a little patience. Fruit should develop in 12-18 months ready to bake your own pineapple-upside-down-cake. While you're waiting, watch Elvis in Blue Hawaii to see pineapple fields in technicolor - or come to Queensland to see them IRL!
APPEARANCE: Rosette of long slender toothed leaves, grows a central stalk which bears a large golden spiny fruit on top. This variety 73-50 is the edible one you'll find in all supermarkets and greengrocers. USES: Ornamental and edible crop - harvest when ripe. PLANTING: Plant in free draining soil in pots or out in the garden in a warm, sunny, frost-free site, taking care to keep the crown above the soil. Plants will produce 'pups' - small offsets at the base, which you can pot up and grow on for free. CARE: Doesn't need much water or feeding unless the leaves turn reddish, in which case fertilise with an organic liquid feed mixed at half rate. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1m H x 1m W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide
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