Before granulated sugar and sugar cubes became popular, sugar was formed into rounded ovals called sugarloafs for shipping and storage. The Sugarloaf Pineapple takes its name from those blocks of solid sugar due to the fruit’s similar size, shape, and amazing sweetness. Sugarloaf Pineapples are very easy to grow and can be planted in the ground in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9 to 11, and in containers in Zones 4 to 11. The arching leaves and central core that make up the plant reach heights of three to five feet tall, and widths of up to five feet.
Two to three years is all the time it takes for a new Sugarloaf Pineapple Plant to grow and produce fruit. Sugarloaf Pineapple Plants like full sun, well drained soil, and require very little care and maintenance to produce their large, sweet, juicy, tropical fruit. The plants can survive temperatures down to 30ºF, and the harvested pineapples even have a soft core that is edible. The leaves have small spines on the edges, but the Sugarloaf Pineapple Plants are not at all considered heavily armed when compared to some other Pineapple varieties. Grow several of these tropical beauties in your edible garden and start harvesting your own gourmet Pineapples at home.