Pineapple With A Side Of Crow

Pineapple growing quite happily in a Florida garden (c) SML

It would seem that my parents have won the great pineapple battle and debate. It is now undoubtedly possible to grow the fruits all the way to harvest from just the fruit-tops. A bit more importantly, we can close a loop on a family favorite that previously had to travel several thousand miles in transit from the usual growing operations all the way to our table in Florida. Last July I was skeptical that this experiment would succeed (see Homegrown Pineapples?) but less than a year later we’re all eyeing the maturing fruit on the plant and wondering when we’ll be ready to serve it up.. complete with a side of crow for me.