• Carey

What happened to that Pineapple?

Updated: Nov 24, 2019

Remember that photo some time ago? The one of the pineapple in the orchard, propped to support it's enormous weight?

We have been sniffing it every other day for the past few weeks. It certainly looked ripe but we didn't want to pick it too early but it got to the stage that every time we walked past we could smell pineapple so we figured it had to be ready.

It was.

We ate it.

To be honest we probably left it a bit too long, there was a brown over ripe bit near the base, but otherwise pretty good, and we have kept the top to grow another plant.

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Subtropica supplies edible and ornamental subtropical plants to New Zealand. We provide banana,  casana, cherimoyas and unusual fruits that grow easily in our climate. Plants are grown organically without the use of chemical fertilisers or sprays. Plants include Misi Luki, Australian Ladyfinger,casana, cherimoya, casimiroa, white sapote, papaya, pawpaw, Rainbow Valley pawpaw,  lucuma, Chilean guava, tropical guava, babaco, passionfruit, vanilla passionfruit, ligularis, , macadamia, mulberry, tamarillo,, brugmansia, sugar cane, guava, ginger.    We also stock Davidson's plum, fig, Ventura, monstera, myoga,  inga, pepino, turmeric,  cardomom,  cardamom, pomegranate, , tea, kei apple, arrowroot, Chinese quince,  Surinam cherry,  Japanese raisin, lemon grass, Vietnamese mint,  Abyssinian banana, rose apple,  citrus,  lime,aloe vera, pitaya,