Soil Requirements

Land Preparation

Soil Requirements

  • Well-drained fertile sandy loam soils.
  • Soils rich in humus.
  • Soils should have a pH range of4.5 to 5.5.


Pineapples are vegetatively propagated using the following pineapple plant parts:

  • Suckers; these are offshoots and take about 17 months to fruit.
  • Slips; these are the undergrowth of a pineapple plant and they take about 20 months to fruition.
  • Crowns; are the top spikes or leafy parts of pineapple and take about 22 to 24 months to achieve fruition.
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