Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Harvest time!

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!


  1. love pineapples! they are great roasted with a little sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar :) i wish i have an avocado tree :)

    1. UH! That sounds yummy! Will have to try that some time!

      I'm pleased that we have avocado trees. It's just a shame that most of the tree hangs over the fence and stream and we lose most of our harvest :o(

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