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What is a Pineapple?
A: The pineapple is a tropical plant with an edible fruit.

It is the most economically significant plant in what family?
A: Bromeliaceae.

The pineapple is indigenous to where?
A: South America.

How long has it been cultivated for in South America?
A: For many centuries.

The introduction of the pineapple to Europe in the 17th century made it what?
A: A significant cultural icon of luxury.


Since the 1820s, pineapple has been commercially grown in what?
A: Greenhouses and many tropical plantations.

Pineapples grow as a small shrub; the individual flowers of the unpollinated plant fuse to form what?
A: a multiple fruit.

The plant is normally propagated from the offset produced where?
A: At the top of the fruit, or from a side shoot, and typically mature within a year.

The pineapple is a herbaceous perennial, which grows to how tall?
A: 1.0 to 1.5 m (3 ft 3 in to 4 ft 11 in), although sometimes it can be taller.

The plant has a short, stocky what?
A: Stem with tough, waxy leaves.


When creating its fruit, it usually produces up to how many flowers?
A: 200, although some large-fruited cultivars can exceed this.

Once it flowers, the individual fruits of the flowers do what?
A:  Join together to create a multiple fruit.

After the first fruit is produced, side shoots (called 'suckers' by commercial growers) are produced where?
A: In the leaf axils of the main stem.

These suckers may be removed for what?
A: Propagation, or left to produce additional fruits on the original plant.

It has 30 or more narrow, fleshy, trough-shaped what?
A: Leaves that are 30 to 100 cm (1 to 3+1⁄2 ft) long.


In the first year of growth, the axis lengthens and thickens, bearing numerous what?
A: Leaves in close spirals.

After 12 to 20 months, the stem grows into what?
A: A spike-like inflorescence up to 15 cm (6 in) long with over 100 spirally arranged, trimerous flowers, each subtended by a bract.

The ovaries develop into berries, which do what?
A: They coalesce into a large, compact, multiple fruit.

The fruit of a pineapple is usually arranged in two what?
A: Two interlocking helices, often with 8 in one direction and 13 in the other, each being a Fibonacci number.

In the wild, pineapples are pollinated primarily by what?
A: Hummingbirds.


Certain wild pineapples are foraged and pollinated at night by what?
A: Bats.

Under cultivation, because seed development diminishes fruit quality, pollination is performed how?
A: By hand, and seeds are retained only for breeding.

In Hawaii, where pineapples were cultivated and canned industrially throughout the 20th century, importation of “what” was prohibited?
A: Hummingbirds.

The wild plant originates from where?
A: The Paraná–Paraguay River drainages between southern Brazil and Paraguay.

Archaeological evidence of use is found as far back as  when?
A: 1200 - 800 BC. in Peru and 200BC - AD700 in Mexico.


Who cultivated it?
A: It was cultivated by the Mayas and the Aztecs.

By the late 1400s, cropped pineapple was widely distributed and a staple food of whom?
A: Native Americans.

Who was the first European to encounter the pineapple?
A: It was Columbus, in Guadeloupe on 4 November 1493.



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