White Jade Pineapple 1 gallon
White Jade Pineapple
days to maturity:
plant spacing: 1 plant every 2 feet
sunlight requirements: 8-14 hours
look out for: slugs and snails
harvest notes: harvest the pineapple and replant the head
The pineapple industry is basically monopolized by the Dole company and they grow one or two hybridized varieties mostly in Hawaii. Even though you can plant and grow new pineapple plants from the tops of fruit you buy from the store, you’ll never get a cool new variety that way, just the basic Dole variety... This variety is called White Jade and is popular at small pineapple farms in Hawaii because its ultra sweet with low acidity, and its core is edible! Its not grown commercially because it cant handle long distance shipping so its a great backyard variety for you to consider growing for yourself. Another reason why its great for the backyard... its leaves arent spiny! If youve ever tried to weed a pineapple patch youll know how important that is, since many pineapple varieties have crazy spiky serrated knife-like leaves!