Growing pineapples is like trying to buy property in a place like Panama; years of headaches for a scanty, possible return in investment.
Stay away from Panama, and growing pineapples.
Like the gentleman said before, just kick back, buy a few pineapples, and patently lie to your guests that they came from your backyard.
I'll second that ... we tried to grow some, with the help of Bahamian and Haitian friends who know their way around a pineapple plant. No luck.
Now, we just buy 'em when we need 'em, and I save the energy for prying the tops off Kaliks.
I'm not one to quit, so I'll keep trying,with that said I think I'll fly over to the Island and check on my coconut tree. That will take care of that. Is Peter Rabbit there yet?