pineapple

Pineapple

Pineapple fruit is one of the most popular tropical fruits in the world, consumed either as a tasty and juicy fresh fruit or processed into slices, concentrate, and juice. In any case, good fertilization management plays a key role in satisfying consumer demands.

 

The plant grows reliably in a wide variety of soils (organic peat soils, volcanic ash and sandy soils), whereby a neutral to mildly acidic pH (4.5 to 6.5) is recommended with slight variations depending on the variety grown. The plant tolerates a high exchangeable aluminum and manganese content in the soil, a condition favored in highly acidic soils. Pineapple should be grown in well-drained soils and areas of the landscape that do not flood.

 

The pineapple is an herbaceous perennial plant grown mainly in tropical areas worldwide. It requires three years from planting to replanting, during which time it produces two crops and requires larger amounts of nutrients. Pineapples can be grown once (a single cycle) or in one or more additional ratoon cycles. The cycles vary in duration, depending on the climatic conditions, the vigor of the plant material and the management of the cultivar. In commercial plantings, the plants are not allowed to produce more than 2 or 3 crops, due to a reduction in fruit size and uniformity.

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