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.
On pineapple 11 months
1. Pound calcium
2. Put a grain of pound calcium
carbide in the middle of the pineapple crown
3. Pour water into it
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