Do Pineapples Grow on Trees?


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Pineapples do not grow on trees; pineapples are herbaceous plants that do not develop woody stems. The average height of a pineapple plant is between 2.5 and 5 feet, and its leaves spread 3 to 4 feet wide.

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Pineapples are native to South America and have been cultivated in Central America and the Caribbean since pre-Columbian times. While the largest producers of pineapples are Brazil, the Philippines and Thailand, most pineapple sold commercially in North America and Europe is descended from a Hawaiian variety. In the United States, these are grown domestically in Hawaii, while European markets import pineapples grown in Costa Rica.

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