8 Delicious Fruits You Can Grow from Tops

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Do you know about some tasty Fruits You Can Grow from Tops? Here’s an exclusive list to help you enjoy them fresh and homegrown!

You might be surprised to know, but there are some Fruits You Can Grow from Tops! Yes, the part that you usually toss in the trash can. Read more to find out!

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Fruits You Can Grow from Tops

1. Pineapple 

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Growing pineapples from the top is a lot easier than you think. All you have to do is to chop the top off and keep it in a jar of water. 

Put the jar in a location that receives sunlight for 3-5 hours daily. Transplant it into a container after roots appear and you are done! Yes, it is that easy!

Learn about growing pineapples from a pineapple at home here

2. Carrots

Not exactly a fruit, but growing carrots from the top can be fun! 

Cut about an inch from the top of a carrot to regrow the fruit. Place the cut portion down in a shallow dish filled with water. You will start seeing green shoots sprout in 2-7 days, which can vary depending on the type. Read more here.

3. Avocado

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Get a fresh avacado fruit, cut the top 1/4 section and prick toothpicks as shown in the image.

Suspend it over a water dish in a way that the lower half of the fruit gets submerged in water. Locate it where it gets plenty of bright but indirect light. Kep changing the water once in 4-6 days and the fruit will form roots in 3-4 weeks.

Once it does, transplant it into a pot.

Learn Growing Avocado Indoors here

4. Kiwi


To grow kiwi from its top, simply slice the top in a way that it has seeds and then plant it in a well-draining potting mix.

Water well and make sure it gets plenty of bright but indirect sunlight. The plant is a slow grower, so you will have to wait for many years till it starts bearing fruits!

Check out our article on growing kiwi in a pot here

5. Sugarcane 

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The sugarcane you get at the stores can also be used to make new plants. Cut a 2-4 inches top section that has at least 1-2 ‘rings’ in it. Soak it overnight in water and then plant it directly in a pot.

You can also suspend it in a jar of water using toothpicks till it grows root and then transplant it into the garden or pot.

Learn all about How to Grow Sugarcane in Pots here

6. Strawberries

Growing strawberries from the top can be a rewarding experience. As its seeds are extremely small, slice the fruit from the top, ensuring the section has seeds.

Now plant the sliced potion in well-draining soil, water well, and keep it where it gets 4-5 hours of bright and indirect light. Soo, you will see a new plant!

Here’s the list of free seeds that you have in your pantry

7. Sweet Potatoes

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Yes, we know that it is not a fruit but this thing is so sweet that we simply cannot resist adding it to this list.

Growing sweet potatoes from the top is really easy. Cut the upper section, prick some toothpicks, and suspend it in a jar of water where the bottom section comes in contact with water.

Expose it to bright and indirect light and change the water every 5-6 days. It will grow roots in 2-4 weeks. You can then transplant it into pots. Watch this video for more details.

8. Kiwano


You might be surprised to see this on this list, but growing kiwano from the top is possible if you do it right. The trick here is to take more than 1/4 of the top so that the seeds come along with the flesh.

Once you have taken the top, plant it in a pot filled with a well-draining growing medium. Keep the soil moist and provide plenty of bright but indirect light. It will show new growth in 3-5 weeks.

Here’s all you need to know about growing kiwano

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