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Why is Pineapple seeds grown outside?


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Lilin,

Vegetative propagation of pineapples is done by using the crowns (tops), slips, ratoons, and suckers. Seeds are usually used only in pineapple breeding programs to develop new varieties. Meaning, most pineapple reproduction is carried out asexually with human assistance. The seeds themselves are slow and hard to germinate. Why this is the case isn't clear to me; but the fact is simply that some plants propogate through seeds, and some through other measures like branching bulbs and suckers - some plants can be reproduced by multiple of these.

Jane Perrin



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