FLOWERING OF PINEAPPLE AND OTHER CROP

According to studies at the UP
Los Baños, flowering can be induced in some crop even out
season, with the help of calcium carbide . this can be done on
papaya, bananas, coffee, coffee and tomatoes.

Procedure

On pineapple 11 months
old

1. Pound calcium
carbide

2. Put a grain of pound calcium
carbide in the middle of the pineapple crown

3. Pour water into it
while

4. Gently pushing the carbide
to make it reach the youngest leaf or bud

The plant will bear flower
with a month. Commercial flower inducers are available at
the market. Inquire from your agriculturist.

From: PCARRD Monitor April
1983

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