I made an exciting discovery today! I found my first Cossack Pineapple fruits on the ground! Here's what they looked like (I know, I know, crap picture):
I have white or blue dishes, so I was hoping the blue dish would help show the color of the fruit a bit better. Anywho, I opened them all up and found that all but one were pretty "greenish". I looked at images on line and they definitely are unripe. Harumph!
We tried the least green one and it was lovely. Not tart at all. I've read a bit more about them and it's recommended that since this variety is known for dropping their fruit before they're ripe, to simply put them in a basket and let them sit at least a week to ripen. So that's the plan! I'm amazed this plant is growing as well as it is, particularly because it's in a smallish pot with other plants. I bought these seeds from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange with no great expectation that they'd grow well for me, just a hope and a prayer. So I am tickled pink!
A few weeks ago I planted 4 more seeds directly in the ground and they have all come up quite nicely. Of course, I now have seeds for life! How awesome is that?
I'll be checking for fruits every day, now that they've started to drop. This just made my day!