Pineapple production in Bangladesh
Pineapple grows well in Madhupur, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Sylhet
Pineapple generally grows in the areas where suitable climate and soil is present.
The suitable climate for pineapple growing: Areas with a heavy rainfall are best for pineapple growth. Optimum rainfall for pineapple growing is 1500 mm per year although it can grow in areas having 500 mm to 5550 mm of rainfall. Pineapple is suitable for cultivation in humid tropics, so long the temperatures are not extreme. The fruit grows well temperature ranges from 15.5 to 32.50 C. Low temperature, bright sunshine and total shade are harmful. It can grow successfully up to 1525 m above sea level.
The suitable soil for pineapple growing: Pineapple grows in almost any type of soil, provided it is free-draining. Slightly acidic soil with pH range of 5.5 to 6.0 is considered optimum for pineapple cultivation. The soil must be well drained and light in texture. Heavy clay soil is not preferred. It can grow in sandy, alluvial or laterite soil.
Because of these suitable climate and soil is present in Madhupur, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Sylhet Pineapple grows well in these areas.