Tuesday, June 24, 2014

So Easy, Raise your own Pineapples.

Honestly it is this easy
  • Purchase Pineapple that is ready to eat.
  • Twist off the crown of the pineapple
  • Twist the crown in the soil.
  • Water
 While waiting enjoy the rest of the pineapple

Wait 2 years (Once they start you will have a regular harvest no waiting.)
Harvest when the pineapple is starting to turn gold.
We have to watch for raccoons at our house they like pineapple too.

We love pineapple at our house we use them as a fresh sliced snack, in  green drinks, frozen in cubes, as chutney, fruit salad, on green salads, grilled, as part of kabobs, if I am really feeling creative I will scoop out the inside of the pineapple and use it as a serving bowl.

This is the pineapple patch in our back yard.  Over the last 2 years we have added a new crown every few months and now have a nice pineapple ready to pick regularly during the hot months.  There are more than a dozen that will ripen over this summer.
Why home grown pineapple? Flavor, will make your eyes roll back in your head, promise.  Home grown are much sweeter than the ones you purchase at the store, pineapples are home to the digestive enzyme bromelain which assist digestion by breaking down protein, studies show pineapple offers anti inflammatory properties which your joints will appreciate, they are a rich source of Vitamin C, folates, thiamin, and the minerals potassium, copper, among others pineapple is also a valuable source of fiber.

Pineapples planted in a South Florida landscape are the gift that keeps on giving.

God Bless,
Director of Member Services and Smiles
OurHealth Co-op, Inc

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