Saturday, October 3, 2015
Journal October 3, 2015
I purchased a pineapple at Aldi's for a little over two dollars, as I wanted to see for myself just how difficult it would be to start my own plant.
Today I removed the top of the fruit, stripping off the bottom leaves to expose an inch or so of the core. The top was placed in a jar of plain water, with the water covering the exposed base of the core.
The jar has been placed under a LED grow light, along with the plant purchased on Ebay, in a warm environment.
The plant purchased on eBay came from a nursery, so it was most likely grown from a slip or sucker. It is my understanding that plants propagated this way will produce a pineapple about a year sooner than plants propagated from the crown. I guess I will just have to wait and see.