Pineapples originate from southern Brazil and Paraguay. They are the only bromeliad fruits that are being cultivated.
The fruits are best when eaten fresh, but pineapples are also often sold in cans. Together with mango, papaya, banana and avocado, they are very popular tropical fruits. Some people grow them as ornamental plants.
Basic information and facts
Pineapples are native to southern Brazil and Paraguay
Evergreen or deciduous:
Pineapple is a herbaceous perennial plant.
Climate and weather:
Type of soil:
Prefers well-drained, sandy loam with a high organic matter content
Spacing (close range)
Spacing (wide range)
Vegetative propagation is done by using the crowns (tops), slips, ratoons, and suckers. Seeds are used only in pineapple breeding programs to develop new varieties.
Mealybugs. Mealybugs are often spread by ants. The ants protect the mealybugs. Controlling the ants may help to control the mealybugs. Some minor pests include nematodes and mites.
Eat fresh as a dessert fruit.
Also sold in cans or as pineapple juice.
Proverbs and Quotes
- Once you taste a pineapple, you'll never go for any other fruit
(African proverb) (Swahili: Ukila nanasi, tunda lingine basi)
- Only the knife knows the heart of a pineapple.
- Pizza with pineapple, that's a cake… Pizza with cucumber, it's an insult. (Alessio vinci)
Did you know that?
- Pineapple can be used to make pineapple wine.
- Pineapple was "discovered" by Columbus on the island of Guadeloupe.
240 grams fresh pineapple, 15 grams syrup (or 1 tablespoon), 2 grams salt (or 2/5 teaspoon).
Instructions how to make the juice:
Peel and clean the pineapple. Blend it in the blender then pour through a sieve. Add syrup and salt as you like.