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Pineapple seed

Pineapple seeds may be grown into a pineapple plant which gives pineapples. Level 51 Farming is required to plant it; planting it in a fruit tree patch gives 57 Farming experience.

Pineapple seeds are a popular item to trade on the Grand Exchange, because of their ever-varying price range. They can be obtained by looting Magpie implings, Bird’s nests, from the Vinesweeper minigame for 10,000 points, or as a fairly common reward (1 seed) from Treasure Hunter, where it could be converted to 1000 coins during the Double Cash period, implying that normally they could be converted to 500 coins, which is 61 less than selling them on the Grand Exchange.

Pineapple seeds may be grown into a pineapple plant which gives pineapples. Level 51 Farming is required to plant it; planting it in a fruit tree patch gives 57 Farming experience.

How Do Pineapples Grow?

The plant consists of stocky leaves whorled around a central stem. In a healthy pineapple plant, the tapered, swordlike leaves can grow up to about 5 feet (1.5 meters) long.

The pineapple fruit grows out of the top of the central stem. The fruit is actually the result of dozens of individual fruit-producing flowers that have fused into a single fruit, which is capped with a “crown” sporting numerous short leaves.

Unlike most fruits, pineapples are not grown from seeds. Common commercial varieties of pineapples are “self-incompatible,” meaning that the plants’ pollen cannot fertilize members of the same variety. So unless different varieties are grown next to one another and flower simultaneously, the plant will produce a seedless fruit that develops without fertilization.

When removed, the crown of the pineapple fruit contains small roots. If it’s planted into the ground (or a pot), a new fruit-producing plant will grow.

Additionally, the plant’s “suckers” (side shoots that grow in between the leaves of the main stem) and slips (tiny plantlets that grow out from the base of the pineapple fruit) can produce new plants when replanted.

Contrary to what some people think, pineapples don’t grow on trees — they grow out of the ground, from a leafy plant.