Pineapple 'Juicy', Variegated (Ananas comosus)

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The Pineapple 'Juicy', Variegated (Ananas comosus) is a striking and unique variety that not only bears delicious fruits but also serves as a captivating ornamental plant. This cultivar stands out with its vibrant, variegated leaves streaked with creamy white and green, adding a tropical flair to any garden space, container, or indoor setting. The leaves' edges are sometimes tinged with pink, further enhancing its decorative appeal.

'Juicy' lives up to its name by producing exceptionally sweet and succulent pineapples with a rich, aromatic flavor that far surpasses many store-bought varieties. The fruits themselves are a sight to behold, with a golden-yellow exterior and a core that is both edible and tender. These pineapples are medium-sized, perfect for a refreshing treat during the summer months or as a flavorful addition to a wide range of culinary dishes.

Growing the Variegated Pineapple 'Juicy' is an adventure suited to gardeners in USDA zones 9-11 when planted outdoors, as it requires a warm, frost-free climate to thrive. However, it can also be grown in pots and brought indoors during colder months for those living in cooler climates, making it accessible to a wide range of gardening enthusiasts.

This variety prefers a well-draining soil mix and a sunny to partly shaded location. While it is drought-tolerant once established, regular watering during its growing season will encourage optimal growth and fruit production. Fertilize with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer during the warmer months to support its development.

Pineapple 'Juicy', Variegated is relatively low-maintenance but does require patience, as it can take up to 24 months for the plant to produce its first fruit. However, the wait is well worth it, not only for the delicious pineapples but also for the plant's stunning ornamental value.

Plant Type:
Perennial Fruiting Plant

Harvest Season:
Spring - Summer; generally 6 to 18 months or when large enough

Mature Size:
1-3 ft.

Soil & Moisture:
Moist, well-drained loose soil, rich in nutrients, drought resistant

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Medium

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection until established;  Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation:
Our Pineapple plants are grown from division and micropropagation, capable of harvest within 1-2 years

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in Plantable Pots

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