Monday, 10 December 2012

Grow your own 3

Maria and her family are very excited that “Maurice” is producing a pineapple after about 2 years, and, he’s looking great!

“When the fruit is about six months old, about four months after flowering has occurred, changes will begin to occur. The colour of the shell will change from green to rich gold. The colour change of the shell occurs first at the bottom of the fruit and moves upwards. During this change, the fruit becomes sweeter and the colour of the flesh changes from white to yellow. When the fruit is golden half way up it can be picked and eaten but you can wait longer if you wish.”

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