Pineapple Update: Day 75

Ahhh...my baby pineapple is a young lady now!

It’s time for another pineapple update! Day 75 brought a big maintenance issue to light. As you can see from the photos below, the three shoots that sprouted from the bottom of our pineapple are really starting to crowd the fruit.

Front & back shots of new shoots crowding the fruit

Those three new shoots were getting so large the pineapple fruit had no room to grow. After consulting my favorite Hawaiian Ag site, I cut off the three shoots and replanted them. Fingers are crossed that these will indeed sprout and create new pineapple plants. That’s what the agriculture site promised, and that’s what I’m holding them to. If they root like they should, we will now have FIVE (5) baby pineapple plants. Move over, Mr. Dole…there’s a new pineapple plantation in town! Except that we have no land outside our yard, no employees, and no access to the Pacific trade winds. Oh, well. You can’t win them all!

Spike (top right) has three new siblings

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16 responses to “Pineapple Update: Day 75

  1. Pat Counts

    When are you getting your grass skirt? Do you sing to them?
    PS Who won the contest??????

    • No grass skirt, but I guess I could sing Hawiian love songs to them. Think it would help? Maybe I could pipe some Don Ho out on the patio. The drawing for the birthday gift box is this Friday, so no news yet. Hoping to win it, are we?

  2. Pineapple farming seems so romantic. Maybe you could do a combo pineapple / coffee farm and and then have a winery on the side. Oh and a bakery and a french bistro. Can you imagine the blog posts you’d have after all that?
    http://www.laundryandvodka.com

  3. Woah! They popped up all at once! I doubt I would have the patience to let the big mama fully develop. *slurp*

    • You sound like Jonah Bear. He asks all the time when we’ll be able to make pineapple upside-down cake. For a 4 year-old, he has the memory of an elephant!

  4. Big Sis

    I think piping Don Ho onto the patio is a great idea! And a coffee plant or two would be ideal!! Coffee with that pineapple upside down cake, YUM!!

  5. Kat

    I was daydreaming on my run today about things you could do to prolong the joy of consuming the pineapples you grow. My final vote? Either infusing liquor or making some sort of jam. **SWOON**

    Keep it coming.

    • I was just thinking about trying a peach marmalade recipe I was given by a friend. I wonder how fantastic it would be with pineapple added? Good call, Kat!

      • TCP

        I like the way Kat thinks. Since Jonah has already spoken for the first pineapple, how about injecting Spike with Rum when he fruits? Just a thought.

      • Coconut rum, perhaps? Oh, wait…that’s called a pina colada. Sounds good to me!

  6. Clearly, your pineapple patience has paid off! With all those pineapples, you will have plenty for an upside down cake, a pina colada, a pineapple margarita, and perhaps some pineapple chutney? Your possibilities are endless!

    • It also just dawned on me that I’ll now have 5 pineapple plants to move, wrap and baby this winter. Oh, the hard life of a pineapple farmer {wink}.

  7. Aloha…just came across this and couldn’t resist a comment. We just moved to a new home on the north shore of Oahu and my husband just discovered a bunch of little pineapples on our property. Maybe you can pass on some of your recipes to me! ;) We do have a LOT of tropical fruit, so I need to get to work–.
    I should be documenting all of it when I return to Hawaii from our current mainland trip at my blog.
    I’ll be back to see what you come up with! ;)

    • How exciting! If I found a house in Oahu for sale that had baby pineapples in the yard, I’d be tempted to move in, too! It sounds fabulous. We rented a house in Hanalei Bay, Kauai 2 years ago, and it was hard to leave. Congratulations on your new home. I hope your dogs will be able to join you soon. The photos of them with your boys are terrific. They’re all adorable – the boys and the dogs! I’ve bookmarked your blog so I can check in again. As for pineapple recipes, our grandson Jonah has claimed the first for a pineapple upside-down cake. He’s so excited he can hardly stand it. I’m also thinking about making pineapple preserves. Mostly, I’m just hoping that our new plants won’t take 6 years to fruit like this first one has!

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