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Pineapple

Pineapple

Pineapple Stats

Height: 72 - 96" (1.83-2.44 m)
Plant Spacing: 24 - 36" (0.61-0.91 m)
Row Spacing: 48 - 60" (1.22-1.52 m)
Days to Maturity: 80 - 93
Growing Habit: Indeterminate
Sun: Full Sun
Color: Bi-Color, Gold, Orange, Red
Size: Large
Shape: Large
Genetic Type: Heirloom
Variety Type: Paste/Canning, Really Big Ones, Slicers
Disease Resistance: N/A

Common Uses

Salads, soups, juices, canned or eaten fresh

Other Names

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Information for Pineapple

Pineapple tomatoes are gigantic, bi-colored heirlooms grown for their excellent flavor and abundant production. These produce good yields from their very sturdy indeterminate vines. The plants are sprawling strong climbers that require staking or caging to support the branches laden with the heavy fruits. The Pineapple tomato plant bears fruits that feature yellow and red streaks. When the fruits are split open, the same colors show inside.

Pineapple tomatoes are defined by their large beefsteak shape. They tend to be very large fruits that are slightly ribbed. The shape, size, and color of these tomatoes are interestingly appealing, which make them a great addition to sandwiches, salads, and other vegetable concoctions.

Flavor wise, this tomato has a burst of flavor more superior compared to the taste of some mild heirloom types. The Pineapple tomatoes similarly taste like pineapples. They tend to be characteristically sweet and fruity with just a bite of tartness. Its meaty flesh has a soft and silky texture that contains very few seeds. They have a strong and fragrant aroma that makes them stand out in any garden.

Pineapple tomatoes are open pollinated types, meaning that the seeds can be saved for the next growing season. Pineapple tomato seeds have been inherited by succeeding generations just like prized family heirlooms. A drawback to growing such tomatoes is that they take long to produce mature fruits.

Pineapple tomato seeds are sold all over the United States although it has occasional availability issues. They differ completely from common heirloom varieties that make up most of the seeds that are currently sold in the market. Generally, they are not grown for commercial sale since their ribbed shape makes them hard to slice into even sizes.

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