Tesco pineapple planted 8 years ago sprouts into a tree and is bearing fruit


A gardener who planted a pineapple he bought at Tesco eight years ago is stunned – after it sprouted into a tree bearing fruit.

Fred Lovatt, 79, sliced off the spiky top and shoved it in pot full of soil with fertiliser which he popped on his dining table.

He has watered it ever since and watched it grow into a 3ft tall tree – which sprouted a bulb last month which has now grown into a perfectly-formed pineapple.

The fruit only normally grows in tropical conditions – but Mr Lovatt, of Cirencester, Glos., has done nothing else to make his plant grow.

Fred Lovatt, 79, sliced off the spiky top and shoved it in pot full of soil with fertiliser which he popped on his dining table

Fred Lovatt, 79, sliced off the spiky top and shoved it in pot full of soil with fertiliser which he popped on his dining table

‘All I did is, about eight years ago, I bought this pineapple from Tesco,’ he said.

‘I used to work there and I thought, ‘I reckon I could root one of them,’ and I tried it.

‘I cut the top off and rooted…



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