We recently grew our first pineapple using the top of an ordinary pineapple we bought at the grocery store. This is a simple process anyone can do, and it’s a great project for kids. We simply cut off the top, ate the rest of the pineapple, and stuck the top in soil in a large garden pot. The plant grew quickly and took up quite a bit of space, so I’d recommend using a very large pot.
Before the fruit appeared, the top of the plant turned pinkish-orange, almost like a flower. The pineapple grew much larger than its original host. We knew it was ready to pick when it ripened up to a gold color and smelled sweet. As with most things grown in your own garden and picked ripe, it was much more flavorful than something bought in a store. Our pineapple was juicy and sweet as candy!