Jun, Jul, Aug, Mar, Apr, May, Dec, Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Nov
At its best:
Jun, Jul, Aug
Carefully cut the rosette off about 2cm from the top of the fruit, and eat the fruit.
Trim off all the fleshy fruit and cut around the base of the rosette to leave the clean central core surrounded by leaves.
Carefully peel away individual leaves to reveal a length of stem. This is where the roots will develop from.
Trim the base of the stem neatly, just below the leaf scars, removing all the white stem tissue.
Fill a pot with multi-purpose compost mixed with horticultural grit, then position the pineappe rosette in the centre, firming more compost around it.
Water well and allow the pot to drain. Place the pot in a heated propagator or in a warm, bright spot indoors, until roots have developed. New leaves will soon form in the centre of the rosette. Once roots start growing from the base of the pot, transplant your pineapple into a larger container. Keep the plant in a warm conservatory or greenhouse, or on a window sill, and continue feeding and watering regularly, potting on as required.