Today I cut my little pineapple from the plant and prepared it for eating. First I twisted off the perfectly shaped leaves from the top. It came off in one nice peace with a tiny, yellow core intact. I saved it as I need it to grow another pineapple. I was surprised the core was small - about the diameter of my little finger. After trimming off the outside, 7 nice bite size pieces remained. They were sweet and very juicy. Simply delicious!
This is the most expensive pineapple I have ever eaten = $12.00 to be exact. But that doesn't matter as I bought it as a decoration and never thought it would actually ripen. In a week, after the little core and leaves dry out a bit, I will plant it in some potting soil and patiently wait - for about three years - for another fruit to grow.