Pineapple (Ananas comosus)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
Awhile back I posted a photo of a green pineapple - just about full grown, but not quite ready to pick. Here is a macro photo of a much smaller pineapple in my garden. In real life, this one is only about two inches (5 cm) tall. At this stage, it looks more like a pine cone than a fruit. Notice that it has just the mere beginnings of what will become its tall crown. This one will not be fully grown and ripe enough to pick until next summer.