April 2014 just as I was about to head home after a great visit, my friend Susie said, "don't you want this pineapple plant?"
As you can see on my patio by September 2014, it was quiet large.
When our temperature consistently got into the 50 degree range at night, she had to come in the house.
I only had one spot to accommodate her spiky arms. The light wasn't as good as it should have been and even though I passed her everyday, I confess I neglected her.
Sometime after Christmas I looked for new growth and lo and behold I thought I could see what might be the birth of a new baby pineapple.
This is what it looked like in February 2015 still inside.
And here it is in April 2015 after moving outside.
Today I harvested the baby.
It didn't get very big.
Probably because of my neglect.
Notice the juice.
I served myself homegrown pineapple and homemade yogurt for breakfast.
I ate the whole thing.
It was the juciest and sweetest pineapple I have ever eaten.
Sorry Susie, I couldn't wait for you.