Sunday, July 08, 2007

They Grow Em Small in South Africa

My local Safeway has some exotic fruits and vegetables sometimes, as they try to compete with Whole Foods and Andronicos. When I was shopping just now, I saw these baby pineapples from South Africa. I grew up with pineapples in Hawaii and the only time I saw them this small was when they were cut prematurely from the pineapple plant. I don't know if that's the same thing that happened here. In Hawaii, when they were cut prematurely, they weren't that sweet. Not sure if that's the same with this variety from South Africa. It's about 5 inches tall and you can see how small when compared to its label. They were selling for $3.99 each. I think they would be more decorative for a fun summer dinner table than as something juicy to eat. Cute though.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

First kabocha squash and now baby pineapples? My Safeway is so boring!