Hawaiian Pineapple tomato is a bi-color heirloom beefsteak style tomato. It has an orange – yellow -red mottled skin and flesh. The plant produces average one pound fruits sometimes a tad smaller some a bit larger.
I find this tomato best when eaten fresh in salads or straight off the vine. Some folks say they taste pineapple, personally i did, but not as strongly as anticipated – it tasted more like a standard beefsteak with only a very slight hint of pineapple. Of course there are multiple variables that effect flavor.
Allowing it over-ripen slightly would allow more sugars to concentrate in the fruit and hence enhance the flavor. It’s certainly worth growing again and I plan to do so next season.
Start seeds indoors 6 – 8 weeks before planting outdoors.
Maturity at 90-95 days from transplant.
Germination from seed 10 – 14 days.
Average Plant Height – 5 – 6 ft.
Spread 2 – 3 ft.
Spacing – 24-36 in.
Fruit Weight – Averaging about 1 lb. But tomatoes as large as 2 lbs. are not all that uncommon under proper conditions.
Open-pollinated – Self pollinating.
Hardiness zones 3 – 11