Pineapple - Red

Ananas comosus var. bracteatus

The flower of the developing red pineapple

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A highly ornamental pineapple with striking red fruits. The flesh is sweet and juicy, pink-yellow in colour. The fruit weigh about one kilo each. Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling. Short lived small perennial. Evergreen sword-like grey green leaves with a red hue. Plants take 18 to 24 months from planting to fruit. Fruit should be picked when fully ripe and have developed full flavour and sweetness. Sweetness is enhanced by regular irrigation. Summer ripening. Ripeness can be assessed by tapping the fruit: ripe fruits have a dull, solid sound; unripe fruits have a hollow sound.


Specifications of Pineapple - Red

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 0-1m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg, Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Drought Hardy (Little Watering)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%), Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Moderately Acidic (5.5-6.5)

Fruiting/Harvest Months January, February, March, December

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Pineapple - Red Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 2months ago

Lake Haven, NSW, Australia

Pineapple - Red

Bought one of these about two years ago and have it growing in a pot, just noticed it has big red fruit forming with purple flowers on it. I'm on the Central Coast of NSW, between Sydney & Newcastle, it's been a pretty warm & very humid summer this year.

Yarran Kershaw
3y ago

WOODBURY, QLD, Australia

Pineapple - Red

Have had one growing for over 12 years not so short lived

★★ 6y ago


who doesnt love a sweat pineaple. i hope mine turns out to be sweet. planted one from a fruit a bought at woolies

Mohan Udiavar
6y ago

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Pineapple - Red

Decorative fruit that stays on the plant for almost a year. Highly fibrous with little juice. Tetraploid with 100 chromosomes

★★★ 6y ago


Growing fast and beautifully in the front. Very sunny and generally quite dry position. Much less red than I expected, but that might be because of too much sun or too little watering. It is also very spiky, more so than normal pineapples.

Suveran Dewsnap
8y ago

Byron Bay, NSW, Australia

Pineapple - Red

These are much hardier than normal pineapples and happily fruit in the shade in northern New Zealand. And as a cash crop, the gorgeous flowers-much showier than standard pineapple flowers-can fetch more than the fruit!

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