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Name: Gary
Status: student
Grade: 4-5
Location: CA
Country: N/A
Date: 6/28/2005


Question:
Does a pineapple has seeds? if there are,where?


Replies:
Although known for its fruit (yes, they have seeds), pineapples are usually propagated by new vegetative growth because it is difficult to germinate the seeds:

http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/may98/892736241.Bt.r.html

http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/pineapple.html

Anthony Brach Ph.D.


From this web site:

http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/pineapple.html

Flowers: At blooming time, the stem elongates and enlarges near the apex and puts forth an inflorescence of small purple or red flowers. The flowers are pollinated by humming-birds, and these flowers usually develop small, hard seeds. Seeds are generally not found in commercially grown pineapple

This site also has more than you probably ever want to know about pineapples:

http://www.uga.edu/fruit/pinapple.htm

J. Elliott



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