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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pineapple 101

When we were on Oahu we went to the Dole Plantation. I watched a pineapple cutting demonstration and thought I would give it a try.

How hard could it be? Right!

Well it really was very easy!

The first thing you do is firmly grip the crown and give it a good twist. It should give right away and then just come easily off.

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If you want to try to grow your own pineapple all you need to do is strip away the bottom leaves from the crown and place it in a container filled with water. Sadly this is a lengthy process and the lady giving the demonstration said it would take up to 3 to 4 months for roots to form. Once the roots form you can move it to a pot and then it takes an additional 18 to 20 months for a fruit to grow….long time to wait right?

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Next you take a sharp knife and cut the pineapple lengthwise in half and then in quarters.

Cut the hard fibrous core out of each quarter and discard.

With a serrated knife you notch into both ends of the pineapple and then in a sawing motion you carve along the curve of the inside of the pineapple.

Then you cut the pineapple into 1/2 inch segments and then offset in opposite directions. You can serve the pineapple in it’s own little boat!

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Kinda cool I thought!

Mahalo!

R

3 comments:

skoots1mom said...

very pretty...can't wait to see how long it takes for the new one!

Patrice said...

Really cool!! I think I may try this and try growing a pineapple...sounds kinda fun and gives the kids something else they can roll their eyes about! HA!

Mary said...

I don't think I could wait 2 years for a pineapple!

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