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Tomatillo 'Pineapple'  

Physalis ixocarpa

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Pineapple is a popular variety of Tomatillo, which belongs to the Physalis genus (Physalis ixocarpa 'Pineapple'). 'Pineapple' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Process yellow.

These plants will readily self-seed for next year. They are about the size of a blueberry. Prolific yields make good salsa.

This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Pineapple is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (that's 3.90 feet in imperial).

Pineapple Tomatillo 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.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Pineapple have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Pineapple

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Pineapple is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Pineapple are Zone 5 and Zone 11. Ensure your soil is loamy and has a ph of between 6.0 and 7.0 as Tomatillo is a weakly acidic soil to neutral soil loving plant.

Growing Pineapple from seed

Start indoors 6 weeks before last frost date.

Ensure a distance of 2.47 feet (76.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.58 inches (1.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 24°C / 75°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Pineapple

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Pineapple is a tender plant.

Harvesting Pineapple

Fruits are ripe when the green husks turn brown and crack to expose the fruit.