Pineapple (Ananas comosus)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
This is the third in a series of posts documenting the growth of a pineapple on one of the plants in my garden . In November I posted a macro photo of the fruit when it was not much bigger than a pine cone. In the second photo, the fruit looked well-formed, though still small, and it was beginning to grow a crown.
Pineapples mature slowly, but this one's recent growth spurt makes us hopeful that we may be able to pick it and enjoy the sweet fruit a bit earlier than we had expected. Thanks in part to the abundant rain we have seen over the past few weeks, the pineapple has become plump, and as you can see, it now has a well-formed crown.