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What you need:
  • Pineapple
  • 6" pot
  • Knife
  • Potting soil
It's a fascinating project to produce a new pineapple plant from a discarded part of the fruit. Use a sharp knife to remove the top 2" of the pineapple fruit.
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Let this piece air dry for two days.
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Bury it in potting soil up to the bottom of the leaves. Firm the soil around this top or tip cutting. Keep the soil damp, but not soggy, and place the pot in a warm (70 to 80 deg.), sunny spot. Growth of new leaves will start in several weeks. If you are lucky, the plant will fruit again in about two years.