Always the symbol of hospitality, the beautiful pineapple was once a rare fruit. So rare in fact, it was called "the fruit of kings."
Pineapples are the berry to a perennial herb, borne on a stem that emerges from a cluster of leaves just above the ground. It takes 18 to 22 months for a pineapple plant to produce a single 4 to 5 pound fruit. About a year later, the plant will produce a second fruit, smaller than the first.
Historians believe pineapple was brought to Hawaii by voyagers from Tahiti and other South Sea islands around the year 1800.
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