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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Pineapple'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Pineapple

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20 members have or want this plant for trade.

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Ferment seeds before storing
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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6 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral SoCagardner On Mar 14, 2012, SoCagardner from Escondido, CA wrote:

A large tomato vine with fairly low production. The tomatoes tasted just fair. Probably won't be growing it again.

Neutral Sherilou On Oct 25, 2010, Sherilou from Panhandle Gulf Coast, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Mild and tasty... but, I prefer Giant Belgian for flavor and production.

Positive JeffAW On Oct 14, 2009, JeffAW from Mcminnville, OR wrote:

In neighborhood taste tests between Pineapple and other varieties of tomatoes, including the perennial favorite "Brandywine", Pineapple won hands down time and again. It had a sweet taste with a strong hint of citrus, and I agree with CMoxon that there was little actual pineapple flavor. Several people liked the fruit for the color and taste it brought to salsa, but another said that to eat Pineapple any other way than like a fresh ripe peach is a waste. Pineapple has a permanent place in my garden now.

Positive dancingbear27 On Apr 23, 2008, dancingbear27 from Elba, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I grow this tomato every year. It is very large, one slice covers a sandwich just perfect with a little overlap. It is beautiful when you cut is open with the golden yellow and vibrant red stripes. It has a nice mild, non-ascetic tomato flavor. Good sweet tomato flavor without the heartburn!

Positive Suze_ On Mar 21, 2007, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Fairly good tasting -- for a bicolor. On the mild side to my tastebuds, and I usually prefer a stronger flavored tomato. Very attractive coloration.

This variety is commonly confused with 'Hawaiian Pineapple', which is NOT a bicolor and has its own separate entry in PlantFiles.

Positive DrDoolotz On Aug 8, 2006, DrDoolotz from Oxford, NS (Zone 5b) wrote:

This was a great tomato for me and I will grow it again. The fruits were large, at least 12 oz, some over a pound, and very pretty colour. The taste was a fruity blend of sweetness but balanced with a zesty tang. I did not find they were particularly reminiscent of pineapple - I sort of expected them to be sweeter than they were. In any case, great taste, and very meaty. Yum!

Positive jimdaz On Jul 13, 2006, jimdaz from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

My Pineapple Tomato has done great this summer. Seems to relish the heat in Phoenix, even though it doesn't set fruit right now. Had some impressive tomatos in the Spring, and looking forward to a Fall crop.

Positive passiflora_pink On Jun 7, 2006, passiflora_pink from Shelby County, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

I grew it two consecutive years. Impressive color, inside and out. Flavor is good.


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

Pelham, Alabama
Bonsall, California
Corte Madera, California
Escondido, California
Mission Viejo, California
North Hollywood, California
Oakhurst, California
Oceanside, California
San Jose, California
Santee, California
West Hills, California
Denver, Colorado
Washington, District Of Columbia
Lewiston, Idaho
Urbandale, Iowa
Kansas City, Missouri
Saint Louis, Missouri
Watchung, New Jersey
Elba, New York
Vinton, Ohio
Xenia, Ohio
Wilsonville, Oregon
Fort Worth, Texas
West Jordan, Utah
Leesburg, Virginia

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