White Jade Pineapple
One of the most delicious and sought after of any pineapple variety, the White Jade Pineapple has a stunning and unique white flesh that is super sweet with hardly any acidity and a 100% edible core! Easier than many tropical plants to grow as houseplants, pineapples are very low maintenance and also make for beautiful windowsill plants with their blue green rosettes that eventually give rise to the nearly extra terrestrial looking fruits. A member of the Bromeliad family, pineapples do well with a well draining soil and a light liquid fertilizer which they take up through their leaves. This one is our favorite tropical fruit to grow at home for its ease of cultivation and the unique taste of the white pineapples.
White Jade 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: 30º Fahrenheit
Size at Maturity: 2’x3′
Ripening Time: September
Pests & Diseases: None that we’ve seen while growing them here
USDA Zone: 9a