How long does it take to grow a pineapple?
- 4 months
- 9 months
- 1 year
- 2 years
It takes two years or more for a pineapple plant to bear its first fruit even in the most optimum growing conditions. Pineapple is a tropical plant and cold temperatures can slow the growth and even severely damage pineapple plants. Did you know the pineapple is a traditional American symbol of hospitality? When colonial sea captains returned from their tropical voyages, they would take pineapples from their cargo and hang them on their front door or gate post as a sign of welcome and hospitality. Later, people began carving pineapple designs into doorways and gate posts. Pineapples are still used on door knockers, door mats, mail boxes and on house markers as a symbol of hospitality and are given as a symbol of welcome or friendship.