Harvesting a Pineapple


      To harvest a pineapple from a plant, you should cut the fruit from the plant. You should wind up with something that looks like this.
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      If you are using a pineapple from a grocery store, skip this and go directly to the next step.


      Next you should grab the fruit with your left hand and twist the top off with your right.
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      And finally you should take off at least half the leaves. Without roots, the plant can't support a lot of vegetation.

      See below.


      Let it stand in an empty pot for at least a week to allow the growing point harden off.
      Give it some water every three days or so.

      Then you can put it in a pot of regular potting mix. You will have to support it for a month or so with something like bamboo skewers till it gets a chance to root.


      For a fine discussion on the growing of pineapples at home!, see http://www.rickswoodshopcreations.com/Pineapple/pineapple.htm Rick's Woodshop Creations.