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« on: April 05, 2011, 12:07:44 »

hi guys does anyone know what sort of Ananas this is and what it might be worth as a friend of mine has it and no one knows what it is around here. all i have at the moment is a picture of the fruit. will be taking a photo of the main plant tomorrow.

My friend told me she got 22 pups (pineapple head) off the single fruit.

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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2011, 21:32:01 »

Hi Phil,

I can't help you with ID but it certainly looks interesting, how large is it?

It looks good enough to eat!

All the best, Nev.
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011, 23:32:36 »

Nev it would be I think about 30cm cant remember exactly how big but ill get a picture of the main plant this afternoon.

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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2011, 01:33:09 »

Most likely comosus var. bracteatus ..
Commonly called Red Pineapple , or wild pineapple .
I just got one fruit from my Tricolor plant that had lost the variegation, and nary a bud . I know a grower up near Mossman who has a patch of these that he sells for the fantastic cut flower . Getting double what he gets for his fantastic tasty fruit .
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Watch out growing these , wicked spines and can get very large in the garden .
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2011, 09:55:21 »

does the comosus var. bracteatus do what this pineapple of my friend is doing, that is growing one big pineapple and than sprouting smaller ones off the edge of the bigger pineapple
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2011, 11:26:48 »

yes , I got several buds on the nice tricolour fruit I had late last year .
It seems to be variable how many offsets you get .
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2011, 12:15:48 »

I think feeding encourages offsets, I gave my neglected Tricolour a handful of osmocote around the base when I noticed the fruit and it produced 3 nice offsets.
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2011, 13:12:26 »

Most likely comosus var. bracteatus ..
Commonly called Red Pineapple , or wild pineapple .
I just got one fruit from my Tricolor plant that had lost the variegation, and nary a bud . I know a grower up near Mossman who has a patch of these that he sells for the fantastic cut flower . Getting double what he gets for his fantastic tasty fruit .
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Watch out growing these , wicked spines and can get very large in the garden .

Michael,

The photo that you posted is that of the Comosus var bracteatus?Huh?, if it is, I love it, must get one of these, the spiker the better.

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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2011, 00:02:07 »

aroideana  can you get a picture of the plant it self and a close up of the leaf top and under side and also do you have any pictures of it when in fruit

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