Added by on 2016-06-05

Learn how we grow sweet, juicy DOLE Pineapples in some of the worlds finest growing areas from Costa Rica to Hawaii. The watermelon is an annual herbaceous trailing plant which belongs to the cucurbitaceous family and goes by the scientific name of Citrullus lanatus. As is common to intensive crops, the market life span of this fruit has been extended due to the fact that it is a forced crop which is protected by being grown in greenhouses. This means it is no longer a fruit grown exclusively during the summer only. The process of planting of watermelons in greenhouses is carried out with seeds which have previously been germinated in seedbeds. This takes place from December until the month of April, which means they are sown earlier than they would be if sown directly. Germination begins as soon as the cotyledons appear. Once the seedlings have grown to a height of about 8cm the end bud begins to appear, becoming longer, until the beginnings of new leaves start to show. At 10 or 12days after germination the cotyledons begin to wither and the end bud begins to sprout. Crops which are grown under plastic are subject to the kind of temperatures and humidity that favour the spread of diseases. In order to overcome this, pumpkin pattern grafting is carried out due to its morphological and physiological affinity to the majority of watermelon varieties grafted. This creates a resistance towards Fusarium wilt and other fungus found in the soil. The time lapse between sowing and transplanting varies between 30 to 40 days from the point of initial sowing in seedbeds. Seedlings should be transplanted into the soil with the root balls in tact; as this plant cannot stand to be transplanted with bare roots. Holes are made with a hoe […]

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39 Comments

  • Mike Garofalo 4 years ago

    wow 16 months to grow one pineapple. That's a lot of time and a lot of ground to get a good yield….

  • Lorne Mach (leger.) 4 years ago

    I believe in god now

  • Mihai Mike 4 years ago

    Today I learned something new. Pineapples don't grow on trees.

  • 3rd i 4 years ago

    Dole= monsanto

  • Rauli Kumpulainen 4 years ago

    those employees give new meaning to working for the dole…

  • SHARE H!S V!S!0N 4 years ago

    I always wonder what nature did with all these fruits and vegetables that just grow so large and appear to have no use…

  • Juanita Ivey Wright 4 years ago

    It's been almost a year now mines growing a pineapple

  • Emily Chang 4 years ago

    We learned that the leaves collect water. We were eating pineapples and my son asked if they grow from a seed. Thank you for this excellent video that showed the process. Those workers must have very strong backs to be working bending over for so many hours a day. Thank you for your hard work!

  • Kevin DeLuna 4 years ago

    Farm work looks like fun :)

  • venim TheGamerBG 4 years ago

    do u know what I love more than pineapple. KNOWLEDGE

  • rapper250 4 years ago

    Pineapple is the cocaine of fruits.

  • Luke Hartung 4 years ago

    dang, I appreciate pineapples more after knowing how much work is put into a single fruit.

  • Luke Hartung 4 years ago

    the poor suckers are segregated.

  • David Anderson 4 years ago

    We just want Organic Please!

  • oldtimefreedom 4 years ago

    my favorite fruit!

  • Mohan Udiavar 4 years ago

    If chemicals are used to induce flowering, how can they be called organically grown?

  • Pin3apple 4 years ago

    my brother looks great Thank you for growing my friends and family

  • Console Block 4 years ago

    am i the only one that searched up pineapple and clicked this accideintly

  • Prabina Ghale 4 years ago

    very nice video i like so much.

  • mudkip mania 4 years ago

    do they have bee farms near these plants?

  • Donna Chesser 4 years ago

    very very informative.

  • N Kel 4 years ago

    that perceived british accent was so hard to follow. but jolly good show

  • Tonio Yendis 4 years ago

    I still don't get the pruning process. I don't clearly understand it.

  • mariam zahid 4 years ago

    love it …

  • White Mountain 4 years ago

    It is hard to imagine that this huge fruit  was only a small yellow flower.

  • Jujuh Mulud 4 years ago

    I like water melon

  • John Holloway 4 years ago

    Maybe I am doing something wrong, but I planted watermelon seeds some weeks ago (maybe it was more than a month, I don't remember—maybe as a backyard farmer, I need to pay closer attention to planting dates), and I have plenty (repeat–PLENTY) of vines running out across the area, BUT NO WATERMELONS!!
    Am I in too big a hurry!?? My wife's sister says I will NOT get any watermelons this year (the year I planted) but maybe next year!
    Any thoughts.
    Thanks

  • Lucca Lucca 4 years ago

    geez……I just wanted to plant a few watermelon seeds. Why did it become so   …..cultist

  • nobrizzle 4 years ago

    There needs to be a "how to" when you're explaining trimming the plant around 3 min in…show an example- I agree with people that say this video sucks.

  • Sweet Fairy 4 years ago

    MY GARDEN PICTURE OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLE  5 YEARS—> (SUMMER–> January to May) AND (SOMETIME ITS A RAINY–May to December)
    well done!!!
    WATERMELON–>Dec 2013 to May 2014 yr (Dec 2013 watermelon seed 2weeks)
                                Dec 2014 to May 2015 yr 
    PINEAPPLE–> January 2014 to ____? ( Oct 2013  pineapple leaf 2years. not seed)
    JACKFRUITS–> YEARS ROUND
    WAXAPPLE–> Jan 2015 to Feb 2015 yr and March 2015 to ___?
    COCONUT–> YEARS ROUND
    BANANAS–> YEARS ROUND 
    PAPAYA–> YEARS ROUND 
    MANGGA–> YEARS ROUND (SUMMER)
    SOURSOP–> NOV TO FEB
    SMALL TOMATOES  o_O
    DURIAN n the philippines

  • Abhilasha Singh 4 years ago

    I have 2 seeds germinating already..this video is meant for some documentary film. Not helpful at all.

  • Bibi Gallegos 4 years ago
  • lindapriorirish8 4 years ago

    what was this?????

  • Abuy Zayd 4 years ago

    031-750 10 00

  • Ashley Wilkins 4 years ago

    I loved it helped me a lot

  • Links595 4 years ago

    …GREENHOUSE!!!!!!

  • Christy Medlin 4 years ago

    this video sucks

  • rooster beaverhousen 4 years ago

    elementary school teacher droning on about textbook facts. not what I was looking for, thanks.

  • Shaw Law 4 years ago

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz