Frequently asked questions about fertilising pineapple

What kind of fertilising do new varieties need?

Current fertilising schedules are based on the requirements of Smooth Cayenne.

The varieties 73-50 and 53-116 accumulate higher levels of cations (Ca, Mg, and K) than Smooth Cayenne when grown under the same fertiliser schedule. This indicates a greater capacity to absorb these elements but not necessarily a greater need.

At this stage, we do not recommend reducing or increasing applications of these elements but do recommend a good balance between them. The balance among cations is extremely important and excessive applications of one element can result in a deficiency of another.