The Pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical plant with edible multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries and it is the most economically important plant in the Bromeliaceae family. The pineapple is named for its resemblance to the pine cone. Pineapples may be cultivated from a crown cutting of the fruit, possibly flowering in 20–24 months and fruiting in the following six months.

Pineapple may be consumed fresh, canned, juiced, and are found in a wide array of food stuffs – dessert, fruit salad, jam, yogurt, ice cream, candy, and as a complement to meat dishes. In addition to consumption, in the Philippines the pineapple's leaves are used as the source of a textile fiber called piña, and is employed as a component of wall paper and furnishings, amongst other uses.

Unlike many other fruits, pineapple does not ripen post harvest, so it is picked when it is ripe.

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