Fresh pineapples from the red earth

Ever since I came back home, its been lots of pineapple eating! My parents both began planting pineapples when they first moved here.

I just love how huge and juicy they are.

They grow so well on the red clay like earth here in the Manus mountains. They also like well lit and clear spaces. It doesn’t take too much effort to grow them but it is wise to space them 2 to 3 meters from each other so that when grass or weeds begin to grow you can always have clearance to cut in between the pineapple plants and remove weeds and grass.

When cut, the pineapples are so fresh. Some say the pineapples can help in lowering diabetes, heart disease and body weight as well. It even promotes skin complexion and healthy hair. Its so sweet, and tasty and my mother cuts it up and uses it in her cooking as well. It is versatile and great fruit and food as well.


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