Climate and Soil

Climate and soil

    • Pineapple can be grown successfully from seacoast to an altitude of about 1500m above sea level.
    • The optimum temperature is from 210C-240C.
    • It can be grown in areas of 220C-320C with optimum rainfall ranges from 100-150 cm.
    • The higher temperature is beneficial for fruit development, low temperature is harmful and does not improve colour of fruits.
    • The fruits grow well in sandy loam soil.
    • Fruit size is larger on the heavier soil but flavor of the fruit is better when grown on lighter soil.
    • It prefers soils which are acidic (pH 4.5-5.5). while high Mg and Mn content are injurious to the crop.

Last modified: Friday, 18 May 2012, 4:37 AM