Popular Post Tweaked Posted June 4, 2013 Popular Post Share Posted June 4, 2013 Three years ago, I lopped off the top of a grocery store pineapple, trimmed off the remaining fruit and stuck the spiny top into a glass of water. Several weeks later roots sprouted, so I planted the thing to see what would happen. Now I am fortunate to live in a big old DC apartment building with a lovely sunroom. We are above the tree line so even though it is Northeast facing we receive abundant sunlight. In fact we joke that the growing climate in the sunroom is such that it is several growing zones south of DC. We can't grow herbs to save our lives, but citrus no problem. The pineapple took right away. Soon new spiny growth was shooting up. Soon we had spines that were 3-4 feet long. It was almost becoming a health hazard...watch out for your eyes when watering, you might get poked. Fast forward three years to January 2013. I was watering the pineapple plant one morning and saw the most curious thing... Why I think we have a baby pineapple! And the baby pineapple grew and grew... By March we had what was looking like a real pineapple... This past weekend it was time to harvest. So what does an a DC apartment grown pineapple taste like? The best damn pineapple ever. Super fragrant, a long lush pineapple flavor that washes over your tongue. None of that harsh acid one gets with an unripe supermarket pineapple. I suppose like most fruits and vegetable, one that is grown on plant and harvested at full ripeness just tastes better than one that has been picked early and shipped across the country. So now we are starting again. Maybe in three years we will have another pineapple to enjoy. 17 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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