Did you know that pineapple crowns shouldn't be cut off the top of the fruit, but twisted and yanked? And, you can root your crown by placing it into a jar of water? Where have I been? Mother Nature is so amazing!
All you do is twist, yank, remove any pineapple flesh from your crown, tug three of four leaves from the bottom, make three or four thin, horizontal cuts in the stem (you will see little brown spots appear, which will some day be roots). Let it dry for a couple of days, then put it into a jar of water.
It won't produce fruit quickly, but the anticipation of life to come--and a beautiful, exotic plant born into our family--is worth the wait! We'll see what happens.
Love this book and rainy days that give you free indoor time to read and explore.