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.


Unknown 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.


Anonymous 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!

Anonymous 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 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.