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Pineapple


Cultivar Information

Flower type = Self-fertile
Berry color = Bronze
Year introduced = 1988
Variety protection = Patented

History

'Pineapple' was introduced in 1988 by Ison's Nursery. Plant patent #7266, July 10, 1990. The listed pedigree is 'Fry' x 'Senoia'.


Comments

We have only evaluated 'Pineapple' in an informal way. The berry size is likely too small for use in the commercial market, and the vine overproduces in many years, resulting in poor quality. The striking feature of this cultivar is that it has a pineapple flavor. This is more a hint of pineapple rather than a strong pineapple flavor, and some times it is more obvious than at others. Because of its overproduction and only average quality I don't recommend planting of this cultivar.


 


 

Average Berry Quality in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar

Berry weight (g)

Berry diameter (mm)

Soluble solids (%)

Pineapple

7.2

22

13.2

Fry

12.7

27

15.3

Supreme

17.7

31

13.9

 


Cultivar Attributes in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar

Vine vigor

Leaf disease

Berry rot

% Full crop

Harvest period

Ripening

% Dry scar

Pineapple

medium

slight

slight

130%

midseason

even

10%

Fry

medium

slight

slight

70%

midseason

even

30%

Supreme

medium

slight

none

90%

midseason

uneven

60%