Pineapple is part of the Ananas genus. Its scientific name is Ananas comosus.
The pineapple is an edible herbaceous perennial. Pineapples are composed of many flowers whose individual fruitlets fuse together around a central core. The best part of the pineapple is at the bottom where the most sugar content is found and the flesh is more tender in texture.1When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Dark olive green. A type of edible fruit / ornamental, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Pineapple normally grows to a stemless habit. Sugarloaf, Kona sugarloaf, Natal queen, Dinar and Dwarf are some of the most popular varieties of Pineapple for home gardeners to grow.
Pineapple needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
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These plants have been known to grow well alongside Pineapple so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Pineapple so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Pineapple plants:
Raw pineapple juice can be uses as a meat marinade and tenderizer. In Philippines the leaves of the pineapple are used to make textile fibers that are used as a component of wall paper and furnishings. Pineapple will not ripen any more than it was after harvest.2