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Growing Pineapples – How Many Pineapples Per Plant?

How many pineapples do a pineapple plant grow?

A few years ago, I asked this question to a number of people, just before I embarked on the project to grow my first pineapple plant. Given it takes quite a while for a new pineapple plant to grow fruit (around 18 months – 2 years) I wanted to be sure he effort was worthwhile.

Almost without fail the answer was “…only one. A pineapple plant will only grow 1 pineapple.” To me, logically this did not make sense. If this was the case, unless the plant had some way of spreading vast quantities of seed independently of the fruit, they would just die out and go extinct. So I went and grew my plant and got a real answer from experience. Clearly my gardening advisers were trying to be helpful, without having a clue what they were talking about bless them.

Anyway, I put this video together for you as it explains how a single pineapple plant will continue to produce fruit. I hope you enjoy it. If you do, let me know your thoughts in the comments.