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Elite Gold Pineapple

Ananas comosus 'Elite'

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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 30℉)

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

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

2.5 - 3 ft.

Mature Width:

3-4 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


3-5 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


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Fruit Color:

Green to Yellow

Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

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Botanical Name:

Ananas comosus 'Elite'

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Not only Decorative, but Delicious!

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.

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Customer Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Growth Rate
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
January 1, 2013
over 4 years ago
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stunning looking plant.
I have this plant and its a center piece in my living room. Requires little care.
November 9, 2014
newark, NJ
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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.
January 1, 2013
over 2 years ago
Question and concern more than review.
I just received and planted my plant 3 days ago in a large pot. The leaves are long and sturdy but it look like they are gaining some bluish spots. I have not done anything other than what the directions indicated. Are these bluish spots normal? The leaves look a little dusty as well. not vibrant green like he photo. Any advice?
March 31, 2015
chicago, IL
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Trying this as a patio plant in Michigan
I plan on up-potting this into a 5 gallon bucket from the container it was shipped in. So far in the nice and warm summer we've had in michigan it has taken off with some new growth. However, some of the nights have been dropping below 65 degrees, so it is stressing the plant as expected. So its been living in a little flower popup greenhouse.

I honestly do not even care if this ever fruits. It is a cool plant to have in zone 5b.
July 9, 2016
Lansing, MI
10 months ago
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Just got them
I just got these and transplanted them. They look healthy NS re growing.
September 1, 2016
Zeeland, MI
8 months ago
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The plant seems to be doing well. The leave look healthy. Just waiting for the flower to appear followed by the pineapple. It is a slow process and I hope to get results soon
July 28, 2015
Lake Hiawatha, NJ
1 year ago
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Growth Rate
Still too early to tell. The best review I can give is that my plant is still thriving. I am new at planting so take whatever I say with a grain of salt lol.
April 20, 2016
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

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.

Planting & Care

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.

Questions & Answers

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I love pineapples and have tried to grow from scratch with little success
Brian B on Apr 17, 2017
I love pineapples and wanted to gain a tropical feel to my home. I have southwest facing windows and my home is very bright.
Cheryl S on Apr 14, 2017
I love pineapples and have tried to grow from scratch with little success
Brian B on Apr 17, 2017
Joanna I B on Apr 16, 2017
I love pineapples and wanted to gain a tropical feel to my home. I have southwest facing windows and my home is very bright.
Cheryl S on Apr 14, 2017
thought it would be cool to grow
lisa w on Aug 29, 2016
Nice tree for my pool area and my son loves them!
Patrick F on Aug 22, 2016
I grow indoors in a bedroom under full spectrum LED grow lights, an experiment/hobby starting this year. I look for berry bushes and trees that are dwarf size, are smaller in height and girth and/or can be pruned to size. I have two Clementine trees from fast growing. They are doing very well. I have two Top Hat Blueberry bushes, as well as, Everberry Strawberries, from a local nursery. They are doing very well. I also mixed in some veggies. Now, bananas, pineapple and figs from fast growing!!!!
HUBERT J on Aug 10, 2016
Information on the web says these plants don't get terribly large, and I want to be able to bring them indoors, if needed.
Wesley L on Aug 7, 2016
I love plants and trees, especially fruit and flowers. I wanted to give growing my own pineapples a try.
Leigh D on Jul 9, 2016
Looked like a fun & interesting plant to grow.
Dephanie C on Jul 9, 2016
I love Pineapple. Ever since I was in Hawaii and I saw Pineapples plants, I wanted to try it.
Jared N on Jun 24, 2016
This is part of a house-warming gift for my older daughter who loves to garden.
Sharon W on Jun 24, 2016
Something different.
james l on Jun 24, 2016
for my green house
Rae L on Jun 13, 2016
for health
al r on Apr 22, 2016
Doing great
Ken N on Apr 20, 2016
i like it
Victor M V on Apr 5, 2016
Love pineapple! Excited to try it out!
ASHLEY M on Apr 3, 2016
Our den needs a little greenery and these seem like they will be perfect for the job!
Kevin M on Mar 28, 2016
it's fun...
Noreen S on Mar 20, 2016
pineapple smoothies, fresh pineapple
Debbie D on Mar 9, 2016
oh..pineapple is the best one.you can make drink.and you can cook with cucumber .or can eat ..they make you lose weight . Lol
THANH W on Mar 7, 2016
Thought it would grow here
Kelly D on Mar 4, 2016
I like to grow my own fresh fruit.
MILLARD H on Feb 25, 2016
We love fresh pineapples and saw that they were very easy to grow indoors as well as a very good price.
Johnny D on Feb 13, 2016
Review stated it was sweet. I love pineapples and if it does well in containers its a plus.
martha_sadie on Jan 14, 2016
it was a hardy plant that was tolerant to different watering conditions and sun or shade.
albert j on Dec 26, 2015
I've never grown Pineapple before but want to make my own Pineapple Apricot pie when they get ripe. so far they are doing great
William I C on Oct 22, 2015
Joanna I B on Apr 16, 2017
thought it would be cool to grow
lisa w on Aug 29, 2016
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 winter
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
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.

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.
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.
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.
Why can't this plant be shipped to AZ or CA?
Jow G on Jun 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We are unable to ship it to bot AZ and CA due to agricultural restrictions.
What fertilizer is best for pineapple and how often should it be used?
A shopper on Sep 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: For any citrus it is best to use ESPOMA Citrus Tone or Dr. Earth's Organic #9.
If I plan on keeping this plant in a container, would it be best to put it in a 10 gallon pot or a 15 gallon pot? I prefer not to transplant it once I have it in the pot.
Canitra R on May 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A 15 gallon container should work.
Why cant you ship pinaple trees to az...like what kind of agricultural problems?
Ronnie on Apr 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Agricultural restrictions prohibits us from shipping it into your state.
PAT H on Mar 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You would need to bring it indoors in the winter.
how big will pineapple fruit grow?
curtis c on Dec 28, 2016

the size of the pineapple is the typical size of any pineapple. My plant, so far, as produced the first year, nothing the second and I am hopeful for next year. However, it did not give fruit in 2016 but the plant split and produced three little off-spring. I am from Atlanta so the plants come in every winter, from mid-october to early March. I hope this information helps you.

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