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2012-02-25

YEA!!! Something Exciting Enough To Wake Up My Wife In The Middle Of The Night

I let the Cooper outside at 11 PM at the back door.

I just happened to look down inside my nearest pineapple plant, and instead of more leaves, there is a pineapple growing! Actually, I think it is a bloom at this point. This will be the f1rst time that I have had a plant try to produce a fruit, so far they have just been giving me leaves.

So I rushed to the bedroom and woke up my wife so she could also come to see it. Pineapple Plant Party Time!!! She was only about 10% as eXcited as me. She asked me, "how can it grow a pineapple in just that little bucket of dirt?" It is currently growing in a Folger's Coffee plastic coffee container, the 33.9 oz size, and that is only 2/3's filled with soil.


In all my eXcitement trying to take a photograph I completely forgot about the dog being outside! I think Tamie must have let him back inside, yeppa, he is in the other room. I managed to damage only two orchid blooms while trying to shoot this pineapple plant, going through three different lens on my Sony Alpha 350 before I found the right one to work properly in the dark with the camera flash. I will try to get another picture in the morning with natural light and a tripod.

Link to Wikipedia Article for Pineapple

Update 2012.03.02: Photograph


Update: 2012.03.08 - Approx 2 weeks - Pineapple is now about an inch across and high.
Photo by iPhone 4 S


Pineapple at 5 weeks and 4 inches tall

8 comments:

Shelly said...

That is too cool. I never really knew how a pineapple developed. I hope you get the full fruit out of it-

Marianne said...

Congrats! That's really neat!

esbboston said...

Shelly: Link to Wikipedia Article for Pineapple

I have three large pineapple plants and then a small one I am trying to start for a friend.

esbboston said...

Marianne: Its 13 hours later and I'm still giddy! I just told my wife what the title to the blog post was.

Aysh said...

That is awesome! I hope it grows into a big lovely pineapple :D Look forward to seeing pics of it's completed form!

Jewels said...

Who knew that you could grow a pineapple in a coffee can? Wow.

The Red Phoenix said...

I looked at my pineapple plant this morning and saw what looks like your 2-25-12 picture. I wasn't sure if it was the beginning of a flower, so when I searched the internet, I found your site. Thanks for the pictures as I now know that my plant is getting ready to flower (and grow a pineapple)!! I am so excited as this was just something I wanted to see if I could do. It's been a long 2 years, but I am thrilled to watch it grow.

esbboston said...

Red Ph: This is my first actual bloom-fruit as well, and it has been a long time coming. My other two plants are about the same size, but maybe six months to a year behind the oldest one. I gave away my second oldest plant to a friend as she was moving to south Texas for a better climate for her mother, but I don't know have a contact in order to ask her about her pineapple plant. I might be able to ask her former co-workers at the store, they might know.

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