Did you know that pineapples don’t grow on trees?


Not sure why, but I always thought that pineapples grew on trees, similar to coconuts. But while driving north from Honolulu to North Shore, I looked out my window to see fields of pineapples; and they weren’t growing on trees. Apparently they grow out of a bush-like plant, and the stem into the ground connects at the bottom of the pineapple.

Don’t believe me? Here’s a photo of a pineapple bush that I took while visiting the Dole Plantation on Oahu earlier this month.

051112 Pineapple Plant

Canon 60D | 18-135mm lens | 1/250 | f/13 | ISO 200 | Flash

Did you know this about pineapples? The more people I have talked to about this fact, it appears that I was not alone in my wrong assumption. Maybe the pineapple industry should start a campaign to let people know how pineapples really grow. I’m just sayin’…

~signed, Carltonaut

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