While freezing and snowing in much of the nation, here in central Florida, I’m watching one of a dozen or so pineapple plants in my garden produce this beaut of a fruit. The best part of letting a pineapple ripen on its stalk is that 100% of the time the fruit is sweet, unlike store-bought pineapple, which tend to be tart.
It’s easy to propagate pineapples here too. Just chop off the top, stick in the ground, and water daily for about two weeks. It takes full sun and can up to about five feet tall, so give this edible bromeliad lots of room in your garden.
This particular pineapple is designated for my Piña Pie. More on that in a future post. Until then, I’ll be enjoying this sunshiny spot in my garden.