Bubbles said:Fantastic! I've never seen one like that before.
I had never seen one like them either (had four). I believe the ancestor was brought over from Hawaii by my parents around 45 years ago; but this is the first time the fruits turned out like these. I wonder if it is because I cut up a large apple and sprinkled the pieces among the leaves.
Hi, James! I have no idea as to variety of this pineapple. I had indicated earlier that my parents brought the pineapple from Hawaii 45 years ago. And I'm sorry but I do not have the wherewithal to mail pups out of here. Incidentally, this is the first time the pineapple plants produced these multiple crowns. I think it did this because I had tossed in ripe apple chunks among the leaves as an experiment. Ethylene gas from ripe apples will induce inflo when the plant is mature enough.
Thank you, Paul. Oh well...to me it's an heirloom and hope that my brothers, sisters, and our kids will pass them on.
We harvested a few more last week and this one has been in the fridge this past week. I think we'll have it for dessert after pizza.