When I was growing up, my grandmother cut the top of a pineapple off and I planted it. Every year, I would visit her and still that pineapple plant was alive, but never produced fruit. I didn’t know then that it needed warm weather, not the cold weather you get in MO. lol I loved that plant! My neighbor is able to grow pineapples. They are small but very sweet. It takes two years to grow a pineapple and even here in NE Florida, you need to bring the plants indoor during the winter months.
You can find some interesting information and history about the pineapple here. You can find some yummy recipes here. My family has never had a “cooked” pineapple, because we love it raw, straight from the plant. Not even mixed with anything else. I have dried it a few times and that is good, but tough to eat.
Ok, now onto the purpose of this post. 😀 How to cut a pineapple. Pineapples are expensive. They cost $4.00 for one in the grocery stores here, so when they go on sale I will buy a couple. They are usually uncut. This is what you do.
Step 1: Take a large knife and cut the top and the bottom off. Keep the top to plant. 🙂
Step two: Cut the pineapple into thirds. Slice near the core on the first two slices. The third slice will have some pineapple fruit and the core; cut the core off and discard.
Step three: Slice the fruit from the outside skin.
Step four: Slice the fruit into bite size pieces and enjoy! Yummmmmm!!