Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Do you Remember the Pineapple ??

Well the day has come to harvest our pineapple. Here is Pat holding his BIG crop.
We have been growing the pineapple plant for about three years.
This past January we learned what you have to do to get the plant to produce fruit. We followed all of the instructions and to our suprise a baby pineapple appeared. We have been watching it grow for several months. (refer back to earlier blogs about the pineapple) At some point the fruit stopped growing but the top kept getting bigger and bigger. As you can see in the picture the top is about four times larger than the bottom.

Pat cut it up today at work.

We made sure that we had a piece for all of our co-workers. Everyone has been watching it grow for several months.

The fruit was delicous. The plant has sent out another shoot on the side, we are hoping to be able to harvest another pineapple next year.
We have had fun with this project and the fruit was definetly worth the wait.


  1. That's very exciting! I hope you can get another one to grow next year!

  2. Congratulations on your Big Harvest. I hope one day I get some fruit on my pineapple plants.

  3. Wow! Are you going to plant the top of that pineapple too?