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The pineapple is the fruit of...a pineapple plant! The top of a pineapple can be removed from the fruit and rooted to produce a new plant.
The pineapple has served as a symbol of hospitality and warm welcome through the history of the Americas. Christopher Columbus wrote the first account of a western… encounter with the pineapple in the journal of his second discovery voyage across the Atlantic. He and his men landed on the Caribbean island of Guadalupe where the sailors enjoyed this sweet, succulent new fruit, which had already become a staple of native feasts and religious rites. In 1493, Columbus first brought the pineapple back to Renaissance Europe that was largely devoid of sweet foods, including fresh fruit. The pineapple's exotic nature and sweetness soon made it an item that soon acquired both popularity and curiosity for centuries after its European arrival. For two centuries, as European horticulturists struggled to perfect a hothouse method for cultivating pineapples in Europe, the pineapple became even more a coveted commodity. In the 1600s, King Charles posed for an official portrait while receiving a pineapple as a gift. In colonial America, hostesses would set a fresh pineapple in the center of their dining table when visitors joined their families in their homes. Visiting was the primary means of entertainment and cultural exchange, so the concept of hospitality was a central element in colonial life. The pineapple, then, symbolized the warmest welcome a hostess could extend to her guests, and then often it also served as the dessert for the meal. If the visitors spent the night, they would be given a bedroom with a bed in which pineapples had been carved on either the bedposts or the headboard -- even if that was the master bedroom. Creative food display became a competition among the hostesses, because it declared her personality and her family's social status. Hostesses tried to outdo one another in creating memorable dining events. In larger, more affluent homes, the doors to the dining room were kept closed to create an air of suspense and excitement over the preparations of the hostess. Colonial grocers sometimes rented pineapples to hostesses desperate to create a dining experience above their financial means. Later, once that hostess had returned the pineapple, the fruit would be sold to more affluent clients who could afford to actually buy and eat it. Regardless of ones financial ability to actually buy and eat the pineapple, however, visitors to the homes that displayed the pineapple felt particularly honored that the hostess had spared no expense to secure one in their behalf. By the Gilded Age, which was the era in which Samuel Couples lived, through the present day, the pineapple became a familiar symbolic image of welcome, good cheer, and warmth and affection between all who dwell inside the home.
The pineapple is the fruit.
they are asexual
The pineapple was found in Paraguay and in the south of Brazil. From there the fruit was spread throughout South America and Central America and then into the Caribbean areas,… including the West Indies, That is where Christopher Columbus first encountered them. they're from south america Hawaii grows a LOT of pineapples. South America is the origins of the bromileads such as the pineapple. It has been spread across that continent and through a number of islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific, including Hawaii.
Pineapple is not an annual, meaning only blooming once. It is a perennial plant, blooming year after year.
The pineapple is indigenous to South America.
The pineapple is native to southern Brazil.
they only produce 2 within 4 years.
Historians believe that the pineapple originated in Brazil. But there some other theories of it having originated in South America, but spread across the Caribbean, Pacific an…d Hawaii.
The pineapple plant is a terrestrial herb 2 1/2 to 5 ft (.75-1.5 m) high.
Pineapple is a deciduous plant.
In Italian Food
... in the year 1521 the Italian Antonio Pigafetta (nice name) discovered pineapple in Brazil on his circumnavigation of the globe. Being homesick he made pizza and not having… tomatoes and cheese added pineapple and tuna. Actually, it originated in 1973 in Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia at the suggestion of Jane Golding (a teacher at Charters Towers State High School). One evening I was making a variety of pizzas for dinner and Jane suggested adding pineapple to the ham pizza (WEIRD!! I thought...) but it was very good. I wrote my ex-coworkers at Straw Hat Pizza Palace in Ventura, California with the new pizza combo and a year later when I moved back to the states, Canadian Bacon & Pineapple pizzas were on almost every pizza joint menu.
The pine apple grows close to the ground in the center of a plant that is made up of thin rigid long pointy leaves that are up to about 800 mm long. They all point outwards an…d upwards from the center of the plant. the pineapple or pine apples grow from near the centre over where the leaves emanate from the plant.
The pineapple is a bromeliad, and bears one fruit per plant. (see the related links below)