Rooted plant of the best commercial cultivar of pineapple. MD-2 is the famous "Gold Extra Sweet" Pineapple released by Del Monte. The sweetest bromeliad.
This supreme hybrid was developed by the Pineapple Research Institute in Hawaii (dissolved in 1986), which conducted research on behalf of the major pineapple companies. Del Monte released it later, in 1996. It tastes twice as sweet as the former commercial varieties, and has a very high content vitamin C. This selection has been a revolution in the worldwide market of fresh pineapple (non-canned). In just ten year from its relase, it has taken up more than 50 percent of the global market, being the commercial pineapple of top quality.
The plant we offer was originally raised in vitro in Tenerife, Canary Islands. Then it was rooted and grown for months in a greenhouse, in order to achieve robust plants of a good size.
Our plants are 20-30 cm in diameter. Size in cm is variable, but we will always choose one well-rooted robust specimen.
Pineapples grow fast in full sun and hot weather. Our plant will take just one year to bloom if kept in a warm environment. On the other hand it can easily take three or more years in a weakly heated greenhouse in Europe. Pineapple is a tropical plant. It is sensitive to frost and cold weather in general. Keep above 10 C in Winter.
|Minimum winter temperature||5 ºC to 15 ºC|
|Flowering Season||Warmer Months|