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Juicy! Grow your own tropical fruit in a tub or garden border. All you need is lots of sunshine, free draining soil, and a little patience. Fruit should develop in 12-18 months. While you're waiting, watch Elvis in Blue Hawaii to see pineapple fields in technicolor - or come to Queensland to see them IRL!
Ananas comosus - pineappleDESCRIPTION: Rosette of long slender toothed leaves, grows a central stalk which bears a spiny fruit on top. This variety 73-50 is the 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.
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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