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Pineapple

Fact sheet: Pineapple

 

The 24 to 30-inch-long, stiff, bright green leaves have spiny tips and margins. Leaves arise from a tight rosette. Pineapples are often planted for their tropical appearance and as a horticultural novelty. The fruit appears on top of a central stalk after a year or more.

Scientific name: Ananas comosus
Pronunciation: uh-NAN-us ko-MO-sus
Common name(s): pineapple

Fact sheet: Pineapple

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