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Pineapple
Ananas comosus 'Champaka'

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ananas (A-nan-as) (Info)
Species: comosus (kom-OH-sus) (Info)
Cultivar: Champaka

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Perennials

Epiphytes

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Big Pine Key, Florida

Kissimmee, Florida

Lake Worth, Florida

Merritt Island, Florida

New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Saint James City, Florida

Sebring, Florida

Summerfield, Florida

Leakesville, Mississippi

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 3, 2004, Jamespayne from Sebring, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

In my growing zone 9b, my pineapples are thriving in part-shade, and growing in a rich organic compost from years of Oak leaves and Pine Tree needles. It takes 19 months for a pineapple plant to produce fruit.