Approximately 0 seeds per gram
seed-counts are only a guide, not to be used for accurate calculations.
B and T World Seeds' reference number:
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:10
Type of plant - perennial
Flower: small PURPLE-RED, YELLOW-RED bracts
Fruit: ORANGE-BROWN, conical, to 30cm. high
Foliage: 50-180cm. long strap, spiny, in rosette, GREEN or striped, us. fibres
Height in meters: 0.6
Common names for Ananas comosus:
is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
30: Exotic and Other Fruit and Nut Tree and Shrub List
43: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
67: Philippine Native and Introduced Plants
84: Economic Fibre Plant Seed List
Ananas comosus seeds will usually germinate in 5 to 10 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Ananas comosus seeds on the surface of a sandy seed sowing mix at about 30-35°C.
Soak in warm water, which should be changed daily. Most seeds swell up when they are soaked, those that do should be sown immediately. Seeds that don't swell can be gently scarified.
Scarify seeds that do not swell in 5 days (hard seed coat)