Thursday, October 8, 2015

Pineapple Harvest!

Chewy and I LOVE pineapple. Did you know that you can grow new pineapples from the tops of the fruit? Although they are tropical plants, they do well in pots and therefore can theoretically be grown anywhere in the world (with some effort and much patience). Googling "how to grow a pineapple" will bring up plenty of instructions, tips and tricks.

Two years ago, I prepared a bunch of pineapple tops for planting, and this spring one of them flowered! It looked like a miniature pineapple, but covered in little purple flowers. After flowering, pineapple fruit takes about 6 months to mature.

A few months later, it looked like this:

Green pineapple

And another month later, it was pretty much yellow all around:
Yellow pineapple!

After 2+ years of waiting, our pineapple was finally ready to eat! You could smell it from about a foot away, but of course Chewy had to get his nose way up close:

 Chewy, being the food fanatic that he is, was very excited.
Can we eat it now?

You can see just how tiny our pineapple was compared to Chewy! Sorry I don't have any pictures of the inside of the pineapple...we were too busy eating! But it was wonderfully golden, sweet, and DELICIOUS!



  1. Wow, that is so cool! I never knew you could grow your own pineapple. I'm not sure we'd have the patience to wait two years though....LOL.

  2. We did not know you could do that! I'm going to have to try it! Thanks for the tip.

    Monty and Harlow

  3. Oh, I LOVE Pineapple! I'm in Zone 6 in Michigan and don't know if we get enough sun for this, but I'd love to try! Cute blog, I'm following it now.