Can you compost pineapple peel?


A reader writes in with a question.

I am a beginner with composting. I learned a lot from reading your answers to various questions. Thank you. However, I did not see anytyhing about composting pineapple peels? WE eat a lot of fresh pineapple and I hate to throw the peels. CAn I compost it?

Yes, you can compost pineapple peel with no problem.

The skin on a pineapple is pretty tough, and the top part of the pineapple is even tougher. So they won’t break down as quickly as something like a banana peel. They will eventually break down though.

You can speed up the decomposition by cutting the peel (and top) into smaller pieces, but that isn’t required.

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