New Little Pineapple

Pineapple (Ananas comosus)

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.


T and S said...

WOW, that's a beautiful macro shot. Looks like I have missed out on some beautiful pictures in your blog. I m just adding you to my blogroll to follow your blog...Thomas

Jinghui said...

Nice & sharp photo !

Looks ripe for eating ! Love pineapple !


BNS said...

@ Thomas - Thank you -- and thanks also for adding this blog to your blogroll.

@ Jinghui - We love pineapple, too. We have some in several stages of growth in our garden.


2sweetnsaxy said...

That is so cool! Now that would be a pretty awesome plant to try to grow in my yard. I wonder if I could. Great shot by the way.

J.C. said...

In Malay, we call it Nenas! Beautiful red Nenas!

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful pineapple.
"Abacaxi" in Portuguese language.
It is a Bromeliaceae species, beautiful flower and delicious fruit.
Thanks for share.
Luiz Ramos
from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

BNS said...

@ 2Sweet - It would be interesting to try to grow a pineapple in your yard. I'm not sure whether the climate where you live is consistently warm enough (compared to the tropics) but it would be fun to try it.

@ J.C. - Thank you. It's always useful to know the names of things we like in other languages.

@ Luis - Thanks for telling us how to saw pineapple in Portuguese. Do you grow pineapple where you live, too?


Becky and Gary said...

Fantastic! Such clearity. I love Pineapple, and have never seen a baby one.

kml said...

It really takes a long time to mature. Love the crown - almost like a miniature one is tucked inside the brown skin spines. Great shot,Bobbie!

BNS said...

@ B & G - Thank you. Don't worry -- I think there are many people who have never seen a baby pineapple.

@ Kathy - Thanks. Yes, they do take a long time to mature. From the time they are planted until they are ready to pick and eat takes roughly two years.


Tink *~*~* said...

My friend Chris in Tampa grows pineapples in her yard, but something always eats them before she gets a chance to pick them.

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

BNS said...

Hi Tink - Fortunately we don't have any critters that actually eat our pineapples, but sometimes they do attract ANTS -- especially when they are nearly ripe. Grrr.