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Family heirlooms with plants

Discussion in 'Plant Propagation' started by catjac1975, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Feb 19, 2019
    catjac1975

    catjac1975 Garden Master

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    I found this lovely pineapple bud in my greenhouse today. It will flower and give me the sweetest pineapple to share with my family. It will take around 8 months to ripen if my memory holds true.

    I have told this pineapple story before. My first plant came from the top of a store bought pineapple that I served to my family along with my parents so many years ago. It took about 3 years for the first one to fruit. Is was not something I thought would happen in a home greenhouse. Over the years I have gotten quite a few lovely fruits. Each time I cut the tops and grow it again. The original plant split into 3 and produced more delicious pineapple. All of these clones have been growing since around 1998. Every time I get a bloom it brings my wonderful parents to mind. I know many people have heirlooms from long gone love ones. For us it's plants.
    Love you Mom and Dad. You probably already know we have a new baby girl in the teg pineapple blossom.jpg family.
     
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    baymule

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    That is beautiful catjac, just beautiful.
     
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    Carol Dee

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    I love that you are able to get the pineapple to fruit. For us it is a Christmas cactus that belonged to my MIL and her MIL before that. No one has any idea just how old the plant is! 015.jpg
     
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    catjac1975

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    Wow! That must be very old. That is quite a feat for a Christmas cactus.
     
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    baymule

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    I love Christmas cactus, used to have lots of house plants, now I don't know where I would put any.
     
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    Carol Dee

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    I have the same problem. DH winters over some pots in the basement under grow lights. The cactus is out side from last frost to 1st frost , then in the kitchen for the winter. so far I have not killed it!
     
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    Grandmother Pearl had tomatoes from which she saved seeds. She called it "the peddler's tomato". My youngest uncle was a gardener. He gave me seeds about 25 years ago. He said that Pearl grew this tomato since the Great Depression.

    A few years passed and I read a description of Porter tomatoes. I was curious and bought some seed. The first year, I thought that there might be a difference in foliage, the fruit was identical. The second year, I couldn't see any difference in the plants or fruit!

    I asked my uncle if he would like some Porter seed. You might have been as surprised as I was how quickly he said, " No!" Maybe, we shouldn't be surprised.

    Porter and Son Seed Company (long closed) was in Stephenville, Texas about 300 miles south of where Pearl lived in SE Oklahoma. Doesn't much bother me ;).

    Stephen
     
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    baymule

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    Start more and spread them around the family!
     
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    Carol Dee

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    We have and then some.....
     
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