Fun Pineapple Facts

Fun Pineapple Facts
Pineapples are:
  • Not a single fruit but are composed of upwards of a hundred individual berries
  • Thought to have originated in the Amazon.  They are not from Hawaii!
  • Drought resistant
  • Have very little root structure compared to their above ground vegetation
  • Bromeliads - in the family Bromeliaceae
  • The second most consumed tropical fruit in the modern world behind the banana 
  • Can be cultivated via planting crowns, sips, slips or seeds

A wealthy Dutch horticulturalist named Agnes Block is credited with being the first to bring a pineapple to fruit in Europe in about 1687 on her estate in Vijverhof.  

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