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Pineapple Help !!!!!

I am growing pineapples and I have 30 plants. I have four plants baring fruit this year. My question is, my plants look yellow green, what am I doing wrong? Am I giving them to much water or not enough? I live in Fla. and we had a couple of real cold days. I know some one there will be able to help me. I remember, when I was on the Navy Base. When you would drive down Queens HWY that the pineapple fields would be so tall and green. Help!!!!!Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Island Girl

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Try this link. You may need to cut & paste.


http://www.tropicalpermaculture.com/growing-pineapples.html

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Thank you for the info. on the pineapples, I'll do alright now. Do you live on the Island ? I love the island. The surf is great there.

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Hey Kat,

Nematodes are the big problem in Florida, and cause them to turn yellow. Try fumigating the ground first with a diluted chlorine bleach mixture to kill the little buggers first. Will hold them off for quite sometime. Don't get any bagged fertilizer in the crown area, and even better use miracle grow sprayed on to fertilize. You can gas them to produce more fruit by putting calcium carbide or apple chunks in the crown. Clear plastic over the plants for a few days will help them gas. You can get calcium carbide off Ebay that they use for carbide cannons. Sometimes available in 1 pound boxes. Also, you can take the debris from up top of a Palmetto Palm(you know all that nasty crud thatr comes out of them when you trim them up)and put that in the crowns and when it rots it forces them to fruit quite nicely. Or you just knock back a bunch of beers, give up the idea of growing them, and go to Publix and buy them. So much easier Good Luck !

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Growing pineapples is like trying to buy property in a place like Panama; years of headaches for a scanty, possible return in investment.

Stay away from Panama, and growing pineapples.

Like the gentleman said before, just kick back, buy a few pineapples, and patently lie to your guests that they came from your backyard.

henrique

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I'll second that ... we tried to grow some, with the help of Bahamian and Haitian friends who know their way around a pineapple plant. No luck.

Now, we just buy 'em when we need 'em, and I save the energy for prying the tops off Kaliks.

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I'm not one to quit, so I'll keep trying,with that said I think I'll fly over to the Island and check on my coconut tree. That will take care of that. Is Peter Rabbit there yet?