I’m on a roll today, like a biology teacher, can’t help myself, this is fun. Right around Christmastime, I was visiting my friend Ileana not far from the Cuscatlán stadium. She has a small yard in front of her house, and prides herself in having the “nicest” one of all her neighbors. She really does. Don Chico, an old man and reformed alcoholic (who she herself helped reform) used to come by and tend to her garden, until the poor soul passed away recently. This post is in memory of Don Chico, may his spirit come to life again through all things that grow in front of Ileana’s house.
So while in her front yard that day, I looked down at this spikey looking plant, and had to do a double-take. I saw this little thing growing out of it, and wouldn’t you know, if it wasn’t the tiniest little pineapple you’ve ever seen?
The Pineapple of El Salvador. Grows out of a spikey plant that looks like an aloe, before it ripens and gets cut, then transported thousands of miles, far far away to a Supermarket near you.