In April I noticed that my pineapple plant - that I planted from the cut off top of a pineapple I got from a friend that is a Professor of Agriculture - was sprouting it's own baby pineapple
I had had one grow before, but it didn't get very big and I didn't have high hopes that this one would either. Was still looking forward to watching it grow.
Just last week when I was pulling weeds in our raised bed I noticed that the crown was really getting big and the fruit itself was about fist size. Bigger than I thought it would be.
This week we had the maintenance guys here and one of them put a pole together to try and get some Avocados off one of our 2 trees (one is ready around now and the other tree drops it's fruit in January/February). While they were picking I went to go look at my pineapple and was sad to see that the stem holding the fruit, for what ever reason, bent and the fruit was all golden.
I had to pick it.
It's rock hard, but smells heavenly!
By the looks of it, our avocados are larger than our pineapple.
Hope to be able to harvest a few tomatoes soon and maybe make some pesto again - made some really good stuff with sun dried tomatoes last year.
Aloha a Hui Hou!