A new white-fleshed pineapple from West Africa, Sugarloaf pineapple has become quite popular in the Hawaiian islands for its sugary sweet, low acid flesh and large fruits! As a bromeliad it forms a fantastic silvery rosette that can live as your favorite winter houseplant until begins making the delicious pineapples that are sought after and shipped around the world.
Sugarloaf Pineapple can be grown outdoors in frost free climates or will make a wonderful and easy container plant in Zones 8b and below where it can be brought indoors to be admired through the winter. Ripens its pineapples in September the second year after planting.
Latin Name: Ananas comosus
Site and Soil: Prefers well draining soil and full sun
Hardiness: Hardy to about30º Fahrenheit
Size at Maturity: 2 ft tall by 3 ft in width
Taste: Sugary-sweet, low acid flesh
Fruit Size: Large
Ripening Time: September
Pests & Diseases: None that we’ve seen while growing them here
USDA Zone: 9a