I dropped the top of one of my pineapples in the ground a couple years ago, and this is the fruit that it is trying to produce for me now.
I had no idea that pineapples flowered, so I was very delighted to see these pretty purple blooms on the little spikes of the fruit.
I read that it takes around three years to produce a pineapple, and then the plant creates offshoots that you can plant or runners that you and remove. Then the plant dies. I would never be a good pineapple farmer; I do not have that kind of patience.