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Ananas comosus 'Florida Special'

CATEGORY  Pineapple

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Excellent cold hardiness
  • Golden flesh
  • High flavor
  • Spineless
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HEIGHT:

1-3 Feet

EXPOSURE:

· Full Sun
· Partial Sun
· Partial Shade

ZONE:

9-11

PURPOSE:

· Aesthetics/Decor
· Food Production

APPLICATIONS:

· Mixed Combos
· Containers
· Patio & Garden
· Mass Plantings
· Edible Garden

FEATURES:

· Low Maintenance
· Drought Tolerant
· Easy to Grow
· Heat Tolerant

EXPOSURE:

· Full Sun
· Partial Sun
· Partial Shade

SOIL MOISTURE:

· Moist, Well-Drained

FRUITING SEASON:

· Summer
· Spring

COMMERCIAL MARKET:

· Process
· Fresh

CAN'T SHIP TO:

· Hawaii

Bred for Florida pineapple production by Libby fruit company. At one time there where 240 acres planted in Immokalee, FL prior to Libby selling to Nestle. Florida Special Pineapple produces a golden-fleshed fruit with great flavor. Ripening fruit has shown to take temperatures down to the mid 30's without internal damage.

Fruit Grower Information

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PURPOSE:

· Aesthetics/Decor
· Food Production

APPLICATIONS:

· Mixed Combos
· Containers
· Patio & Garden
· Mass Plantings
· Edible Garden

FEATURES:

· Low Maintenance
· Drought Tolerant
· Easy to Grow
· Heat Tolerant

EXPOSURE:

· Full Sun
· Partial Sun
· Partial Shade

SOIL MOISTURE:

· Moist, Well-Drained

FRUITING SEASON:

· Summer
· Spring

COMMERCIAL MARKET:

· Process
· Fresh

CAN'T SHIP TO:

· Hawaii

GROWING INFO:
6" Crop Time: 6-7 Months
8" Crop Time: 7-8 Months
12" Crop Time: 10-12 Months
pH: 5.8 - 6.2
EC: 1.5 - 2.5


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