Grow your own pineapple

Well, ok, maybe 🙂

I’ve never done this before, so my daughter and I thought we’d give it a go as we have a couple of pineapples to be eaten this weekend.

The top had already been cut off, so we just pared away the remaining flesh, to leave the core and leaves, removed enough leaves to expose about ten to fifteen millimetres of stem and then cut off the core below that. What was left we put in a jar of water and stood in a sunny window.

If we’re lucky it will produce roots. At that point we can plant it up and then think about how we might persuade it to actually produce fruit, but let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves just yet. I’ll be amazed if we get as far as producing roots to start with.

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