PINEAPPLE - RED
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. Summer ripening. Ripeness can be assessed by tapping the fruit: ripe fruits have a dull, solid sound; unripe fruits have a hollow sound.
Plant Information or Specifications
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Likes Temps above 5deg, Sometimes
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Suitability in Pots
Yes with 35L+ Pot
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Full (Sun:80%-100%), Part (Sun:50-80%)
Preferred Soil Type
Moderately Acidic (5.5-6.5)
January, February, March, December
Customer Comments on Pineapple - Red
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! | Suveran Dewsnap - Byron Bay, NSW 31-Mar-2014
Pineapple - Red
Decorative fruit that stays on the plant for almost a year. Highly fibrous with little juice. Tetraploid with 100 chromosomes | Mohan Udiavar - Sydney, NSW 30-Jan-2016
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