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Drinks served in pineapples
Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2002-10-14 2:38 pm   Permalink

Kiliki and I bought this sort of pineapple cork screw device that both cores the pineapple, slices it and allows you to remove the meat and leave a shell you can serve a drink in. Does anybody have advice for this thing? Pineapples are fairly expensive right now and I want to do this right the first time. We saw drinks served in pineapples in Mexico and always wanted to do it and never knew how until now.

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Traderpup
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2002-10-14 2:41 pm   Permalink

I've used the pineapple corkscrew cutter for a few years now. Pretty simple to use... only extra advice is to be sure to press down firmly as you twist it into the pineapple, and make sure don't go too deep, as I've twisted right thru the bottom of a pineapple before! But works really well!


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woofmutt
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From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2002-10-15 09:44 am   Permalink

As traderpup said the only trick with these things is to not go too deep. A particular risk on ripe pineapples. I've froze the cored pineapple shells before, they look great and can really chill a drink. It's a good option if you happen on a deal on pineapples. But frozen shells are a lot like my second wife: Too cold to hold. Serve a frizzed pineapple shell on a table or in some sort of bowl thing. Target now carries the pineapple core gadgets (in their general kitche doo-dads section) and you can always get better prices on pineapples at Asian or Mexican grovcers.

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2002-10-15 09:53 am   Permalink

In Mexico, we found that the pineapples had little smell. We went to the market and got produce. Papaya as big as your head. And we sniffed the butts of all the pineapple looking for a good one. No smell. But we picked one and went back to the hotel to find that is was awesome!
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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2002-10-21 9:46 pm   Permalink

My aunt managed to procure BABY pineapples for my wedding party. About the size of an avocado. Tres chic! Probaboy went out the door in someones pants.

Did I just say PaNTS????


 
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divychic
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Joined: Oct 05, 2002
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From: Bradenton, Florida
Posted: 2002-10-22 03:50 am   Permalink

Just a question has anyone tried growing pineapples? I'm no Mrs's Greenthumb but talk about easy and well worth the wait to sit back and enjoy a drink in one you've grown. I've got about 12 plants going right now...

 
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martiki
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Posted: 2002-10-22 1:35 pm   Permalink

Where do you live? What kind of climate do you need? (Duh, I _know_ tropical) But could they grow, say, in my foggy SF yard?

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divychic
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From: Bradenton, Florida
Posted: 2002-10-22 2:33 pm   Permalink

You should have no problem growing them there. I live in Florida but taught some friends in Portland, Oregon to grow some at their place. Just cut of the top with about an inch of fruit on it. Dry out for a day and plant in fresh soil. It can either be indoor or outdoors but I warn you they get big after about 6-8 months and spiky. It does take about a year & 1/2 to grow but SO worth it. And can use the same plant several times after that. Hope all this makes sense. I look up some websites with some more detail for growing pineapples for you and get back to you on that. But I do think they are the hardest and easiest plant to grow...

 
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divychic
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From: Bradenton, Florida
Posted: 2002-10-22 2:45 pm   Permalink

I'm not so good at adding links, but look up on the computer "growing pineapples". Some tell you to take off the fruit and just plant the pug. I was told it doesn't really matter and I have always just cut off the top and planted it the next day. And have never had a plant rot on me or anything here in the humid hot florida weather. Some people get so anal about planting and I say cut it, dry it and plant it. ENJOY

 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2004-11-10 11:43 pm   Permalink

They grow good here in H.B. Like Divy said, just stick em' in the ground and don't get all anal!!













It's real cool growing them cause you kinda forget and all of a sudden you see the flower/fruit pop up(about 3 years in our zone). All the thorns or points on the fruit itself bloom little purple flowers. We let them "vine ripin" and fall off the stem then eat them right away. Then you cut the top off of that one and replant it. Also heard that you can use 2 inches of the stem (the part under the fruit) and it will root too! Doing a test with 2 in a 8" pot with cactus soil. Seems that these took off real fast. Happy planting!
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dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2004-11-11 12:43 am   Permalink

amazingly enough, pineapples will grow (and ripen) in seattle! here's mine, grown inside.

its the size of a large lemon ~ and smells wonderful!

i guess it'll be a long time till another takes its place..i'm going to follow Ben's suggestions and try to grow the little top!

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Tiki Royale
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From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2004-11-11 2:38 pm   Permalink

I've rooted quite a few pineapples... Uh, I mean I've gotten the crowns to take root.
Anyway, I just twist the green crown off the pineapple before I cut it up and pull off some of the leaves around the bottom to expose more of the stalk. Then just stck some toothpicks in and set it in a glass of water like you do with avacado seeds. Put it in a bright spot ant it will start to send out rooots within a couple of weeks.
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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2004-12-21 10:04 pm   Permalink

Hey pineapple people!

I got a strange thing happening. Any help would be cool. I have a small crown growing by itself 2 feet away from my other pineapple plantation(basically growing out of my white ginger roots). I did not plant it. It was burried in weeds. I thought they just grew from tops and stems????? Do they self root too?? I'm trippin!


 
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finkdaddy
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2004-12-22 07:59 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-12-21 22:04, RevBambooBen wrote:
Hey pineapple people!

I got a strange thing happening. Any help would be cool. I have a small crown growing by itself 2 feet away from my other pineapple plantation(basically growing out of my white ginger roots). I did not plant it. It was burried in weeds. I thought they just grew from tops and stems????? Do they self root too?? I'm trippin!




I just pulled this off a gardening website. This was one part of a long list of pineapple facts:

Propagation: Cuttings -- Crown (produces small fruit, but the best to start your pineapple plantation with), Slips (growths from above or below the fruit on an established plant), Suckers (or ratoons that come from the stem below the plant underground)

it would seem your ratoons are getting a bit frisky with your ginger.


 
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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2004-12-22 08:46 am   Permalink

Ya. That's for sure!

Just found out that when the pineapple flowers it's the ultimate score for humming birds. The flowers have little seeds. A humming bird must have been involved. 3some??


 
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