|Seeds on the cutting mat and on the fruit|
Am I the last one to know? Things I get to do today found me in the kitchen preparing a pineapple. My usual procedure is to slice off the bottom, slice off the top, slice off the sides in strips. The little brown eyes can be ignored or cut out or munched around or munched up when it is served. This time the pineapple was different!
Around some of the eyes were flecks of dark brown. When I scraped to remove the fleck, it got bigger and squirted out an object that looked like a fat, curved flax seed. No way! The more I scraped, the more seeds I collected. Since when do pineapples have seeds?
|Seeds popped out. One seed with just its tip showing|
An on-line investigation showed that pineapples do, indeed, have seeds, that others were as surprised as I was, and that you can actually sprout the seeds and grow a pineapple plant. Five years to harvest it said.
|High germination rate I'm told|
You know me. I'm all over this one. We are going to grow pineapple (plants) and I'll keep you posted. If I'm still blogging in five years, I show you the home-grown fruit.