Does pineapple seed need any vernalization before planting?
Pineapple is not cultivated through seeds but by suckers.In commercial farming of Pineapple, flowering can be artificially induced and the early harvesting of the main fruit can encourage the development of a second crop of smaller fruits.The choice of planting material is crucial as the performance of the plants developed depends on the materials planted. it is always advisable to use uniform size material of monotype for getting uniform growth of the plants, enabling uniform cultural operations and getting harvest at 1 time from such a field. Hence selection of right type and size of planting material is essential for commercial planting. Pineapple is commonly propagated from suckers or slips. Suckers arising from the underground parts of the plant are commonly used. Slips arise from the fruiting stem and from the crown on top of the fruit. After the fruit is harvested, stalks are cut into discs and used for propagation. Plants grown from suckers produce fruits in about 18 months, wh