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A slice of pineapple can provide the daily requirement of vitamin C, essential for good health. Its scientific name comes from an Indian word meaning "excellent fruit". Fresh is a pleasure to consume; can be sliced and diced.Read more
In the food industry and concentrated juices, jellies and canned preparations are made. With peel vinegar is made. With a degree of fermentation, a drink called tepache further ago.
The plant is a perennial herb that grows between a meter and a meter and a half high. When going to produce fruit, about two hundred flowers are generated, whose fruits are then combined to form the pineapple. Each plant has seventy to eighty sheets, which are a kind of pods arranged spirally or sheets, usually in layers. Some varieties have spines on the edges of the leaves. Its flowers have a leaf flake having the property of retaining water. The embryo of the plant has a single sheet or cotyledon.
Pineapple cultivation requires well-drained soil, permeable silty. Avoid planting in clay soils, poor structure and poor drainage. The best plant growth is obtained in a warm climate with a temperature of 24 to 27ºC; If its Low of 21 ° C, the growth of roots and leaves stops. The maximum growth occurs between 30 and 31 °C.
Pineapple can be grown throughout the year only if you have irrigated, it is very demanding of water. The seed is separated by size and type, so each growing area stay with the same characteristics. We must sow good depth so that when grow fruit, the plant does not go aside from the weight of pineapple or wind.
Four and a half months after floral induction begins to inspect to see the status of fruit development and whether it is ready for harvest, according to their size and maturity. Collection is performed manually. To detach, turn pineapple carefully. In all the work of harvesting and transport must be handled carefully to avoid bruising and shock.