Posted: 05/09/2013 at 23:45
I have grown pineapples very successfully.
However method was slightly different. Take pineapple in one hand. Top Leaves in another, twist. It will come out cleanly with no need to cut back flesh. Peel away the leaves nearest the piece you pulled out
Put in fresh water daily for 2 weeks. Until rooted.
Plant in greenhouse.
I have one growing at the moment