Red Pineapple

Red Pineapple (Ananas bracteatus)

The Red Pineapple here in the gardens at Wharepuke in Kerikeri NZ are maturing but still have a way to go. They have a good crop this year.

Red Pineapple at Wharepuke Kerikeri NZ


Red Pineapple are part of the Bromeliad family.

A pineapple is formed when the many flowers form a cluster of fruitlets which enlarge and mature forming a single pineapple with a fibrous stem running through the middle. The skin is tough and waxy, red in colour. When ripe the flesh is sweet and juicy, pink-yellow. The fruit weigh about one kilo each.

Pineapple fruits are formed without pollination

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Wharepuke Subtropical Gardens are free to wander and are open 7 days