Update: Here’s my tutorial on growing your own pineapple.
Today I cut into our homegrown pineapple. If you’ve never tasted fresh pineapple then you don’t know what you’re missing. There is no comparison to store bought or canned pineapple. It’s simply THE best.
The hard part is waiting patiently for it to ripen. Critters know when it’s ripe too and sometimes they will get to it before you do so you have to watch it carefully. My BFF Kathy had two of hers get half eaten before she was able to pick them. It’s sad because they take so long to grow and then to not have anything to show for it can be annoying. Very annoying!
We just picked this one the other day. It smelled soooo good but still had a couple days left to ripen.
A couple days went by and today I cut it into these delicious golden chunks of sweetness. Oh they were soooo good. So good!
If you live in the South they are sooo easy to grow. All you have to do is cut the crown off, set it in a bowl with water and let it rot for a couple weeks. Yes, I said rot. The lower part will start to rot and then you just bury that part in the ground and you’re done. They like sandy soil and heat so these probably don’t do well in colder climates.
I’ll do an update post when this one is ready to go in the ground. *smile*
Have you ever grown a pineapple? Do you live in an area where you can try growing one? Give it a shot, you’ll be glad you did.
Have a lovely day my friends.