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Elite Gold Pineapple

Elite Gold Pineapple

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Capture the heart of the sun in the delicious Elite Gold Pineapple. It will add color and a refreshing fragrance to your patio or yards and give you a delicious taste of the tropics.

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Elite Gold Pineapple

Not only Decorative, but Delicious!

Size:  1 Gallon

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Patio Planting Kit
Patio Planting Kit

Our Patio Kit allows you to easily pot up your patio plant in a container with the soil and fertilizer your plant requires.

Your patio kit includes:
  1. 12in x 12in container - Perfect size for any patio plant. Made in the USA

  2. Patio Plant Fertilizer - Provides the optimal nutrition to start your patio plant off the right way

  3. 3 bags of Patio Planting Mix - This mix is specially formulated to give your patio plant maximum results.

Container Fert Tabs Patio Mix
12in Container Patio Plant Fertilizer Patio Planting Mix
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Planting Mix for Tropical Fruits
Tropical Planting Mix

Specially developed to help your Tropical Plants get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
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TreeGator® Jr.
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

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Elite Gold Pineapple
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.


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Elite Gold is the easiest and best pineapple for the home grower.

Elite has a perfect sugar to acid ratio. It taste like what your used to eating from the Supermarket. Your kids won't think that it has a "weird" flavor. Instead, you will likely find that it's one of the sweetest, most delicious pineapples you have ever eaten.

Some decorative pineapples make a tiny fruit. Elite's are large enough for your whole family to enjoy. Plus you can grow big fruit out of a compact pot.

Elite Gold is easy to grow. It's drought-tolerant... not picky about soil... and it likes sun or shade. They love containers. Just bring indoors when the temperatures get down to freezing. Put them in your garage or bring inside, where they will liven up your home.

Elite Gold produces a central rosette bearing long, narrow leaves with fine, sawtooth edges. The vibrant fruit grows from a sturdy stalk produced at the plant’s center, giving you a tropical feel. This distinctive plant will make a great conversation piece.

The Elite Gold is a perennial plant, so you can enjoy its colorful beauty year after year. Its stiff, deep-green leaves grow from 2 ½ to 4 feet in length and the plant’s rosette grows about 3 feet wide. From the heart of the plant arises a slender whorl of up to 200 purple-red blooms. As the flowers fade, they set berries which then combine to produce a luscious pineapple. The growth stages are fascinating to watch. Plant in groups of three, for a stunning effect.

Your pineapple plant arrives with a well developed root system. This can help you pick fruit 6 months earlier. Many nurseries sell tiny plants that are newly rooted. We grow ours longer so you don't have to wait. Plus you get a hardier plant that you won't have to baby.




Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

Mature Height: 2.5 - 3 ft.
Mature Width: 3-4 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Great
Botanical Name: Ananas comosus 'Elite'
Does not ship to: AZ, CA
Growing Zones 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
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It's Easy to Plant your Elite Gold Pineapple


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Elite Gold Pineapple.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Elite Gold Pineapple gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Elite Gold Pineapple again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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I bought one of these in April 2012. This past winter I had a bloom that eventually turned into a pineapple Just 3 weeks ago, we picked the pineapple. It was small, but it was the most delicious pineapple I have ever tasted. There are now two new shoots coming off the original plant (that will turn into two new pineapples by next year). Also, we cut off the top of the one that we ate, put it in a glass of fresh water (changing the water every day) in a sunny window, and it has now sprouted roots and is ready to be planted. I absolutely recommend getting this pineapple. The wait time for the plant to mature is not bad at all, and the fruit is just delicious. It fits nicely into a 1 or 2 gallon container, and when we take it outside in the summer it attracts green tree frogs. I have bought several plants and trees from this company and have never been disappointed
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I received my plant today and it is healthier than the ones I brought in the store. I will gladly buy from Pam again.
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how do I know when is the right time to pick my pineapple from the Elite Gold Pineapple plant?
Nancy F on Jun 2, 2014
Best Answer: Pick your Pineapple when the skin changes from yellow to a darker orange to tan color.
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when are they ripe?
A shopper on Jun 7, 2014
Best Answer: Not sure, I've had mine for one year, the plant is very healthy but no pineapple yet. I think they had mentioned it could take 2 years before it is established enough to bloom.

Thanks,
Dave
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Can I buy a tree that will give cherries the first or second year?
Ann G on May 31, 2014
Best Answer: My pineapple did not make through the winte
I had it in the basement wih a heater & humidity enclosed within a plant tent
Not sure what happened it just tinned brown and dried out
Reply · Report · Joseph M on May 31, 2014
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how many pineapples will grow on the plant?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2014
Best Answer: I've seen as many as three but expect only one.
Reply · Report · george w on Aug 6, 2014
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Can I plant this in a pot so I can bring it indoors in the winter? I live in zone 6 .
Polly U on Jun 19, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, I purchased mine in October 2013 and it is now June 2014. I live in Delaware and have the plant in a pot. I bring it on the porch in the summer and in the house in the winter. I do not have any pineapples yet, but the plant looks healthy.
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After picking the pineapple, how long before it produces again?
Patti G on Aug 23, 2014
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Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Elite Gold Pineapple can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.