Pineapple ranks next to citrus as raw materials for the fruit drink and fruit canning industries. The non-availability of large quantities of uniform planting materials has been identified as the serious limiting factor in the development of pineapple growing. Large quantities of uniform pineapple suckers can be obtained from (1) the crowns and (2) old pineapple stumps.
The use of crowns in the rapid multiplication of pineapple suckers:
An average pineapple crown (about 500 g by weight) is split longitudinally into 6 to 10 parts. The splits are treated with
The use of mature pineapple stumps for sucker production:
Uniform suckers can be obtained by the stimulation of the dormant axillary buds on the old pineapple stump. The stump is split longitudinally into six fairly equal parts. Each part is sectioned into
Source: Mall Holders.