How Long Does It Take To Grow 1 Pineapple?
Depending on how big you want the fruit to be, it can take up to 18 months for a pineapple plant to mature. The most common type of pineapple in the world is called the Smooth Cayenne.
A six-month-old pineapple might only grow about 6 inches high and weigh less than 3 pounds. After one year of growing, a fully matured pineapple would measure 12-14 inches high and weigh at least 10 pounds. At its largest size possible, a pineapple can reach up to 16 inches tall and weigh up to 20 pounds or more. As for growth rates: The overall time from sprouting as a seedling until fruiting depends on where one lives within their hardiness zone (10 zones). For example; In Zone 9, pineapples take about ten months to grow.
Pineapples can sometimes be grown indoors as long as the conditions are suitable for them. It is important that you use a pot with drainage holes, or the plant will rot and die. To support their weight, they need a heavy-duty stand that can hold up to 5 gallons of soil or more.
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