You can grow your own pineapple plant from the top you just cut off that luscious fresh pineapple you plan to eat. Of course you need a pretty large space to grow a pineapple plant but it is a fun experiment.
All it takes is a little patience and about two to three years to grow your own pineapple though likely it won’t be a very big one since mature pineapple plants grow to about five to six feet high and equally as much in diameter but with any luck it will probably blossom and produce miniature pineapples in about three years. Be patient. Remember patience is a virtue. In the meantime you have a very interesting and attractive plant on your windowsill or stand near your window.
It is fun to experiment with plants. From time to time I have grown my own mini-fruit trees, orange, grapefruit, lemon and key lime, plum, cherry apple and pear; and I had a nice avocado growing for a time and have a nice pineapple plant that is still with me. I haven’t had it long enough to have it blossom or produce fruit yet but I am hoping it will. I planted my plum, cherry, apple and pear trees on some property I once owned; my sort of mini-orchard I had 3 of each that I planted.
I don’t know if they survived or not as I haven’t been back to that property in years. It takes 7 to 10 years for them to actually start producing fruit but if they survived they should be producing well now. I hope so. They were doing well when I left though so hopefully they have survived and are now producing fruit for the new owners.
My orange tree had mini-oranges on it and my grapefruit had two grapefruits that grew to about the size of a half dollar. I called it success. I grew my orange tree from a couple of seeds that had sprouted in an orange I peeled one day to eat. My grapefruit was a similar experience but not as well sprouted before I planted it. I didn’t have as good luck with my lemon or key lime.
Unfortunately my experiments often die on me; that’s what happened to my lemon and my lime, or I end up having to give them to someone who has more space for plants. That’s what I did with my orange tree. It actually got quite large and I had to repot it twice. I don’t have much space but I do have fun growing them, or trying to. I did learn I need to wash my seeds and let them dry for two or three days before planting them. It is fun to keep trying and I usually end up getting something to grow for a little while.
My pineapple plant seems to be doing well. I think it is going to make it and I am looking forward to that first blossom that will become first fruits. I’m really hoping for the best. It will still be a year or more before I will really know the results of my experiment but it is growing and I’m hopeful.