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Pineapples have exceptional juiciness and a vibrant tropical flavor that balances the tastes of sweet and tart. They are second only to bananas as America’s favorite tropical fruit. Although the season for pineapple runs from March through June, they are available year-round in local markets.

Pineapples are a composite of many flowers whose individual fruitlets fuse together around a central core. Each fruitlet can be identified by an “eye,” the rough spiny marking on the pineapple’s surface. Pineapples have a wide cylindrical shape, a scaly green, brown or yellow skin and a regal crown of spiny, blue-green leaves and fibrous yellow flesh. The area closer to the base of the fruit has more sugar content and therefore a sweeter taste and more tender texture. (whole foods)

Pineapples can be consumed fresh, cooked, juiced, and preserved, and are found in a wide array of cuisines. In addition to consumption, the pineapple leaves are used to produce the textile fiber piña in the Philippines, commonly used as the material for the men’s Barong Tagalog and women’s Baro’t saya formal wear in the country. The fiber is also used as a component for wallpaper and other furnishings. (wikepedia)

This season the pineapple perserveres!  After planting it’s roots in fashion and home furnishings several years ago….the pineapple is still gracing our clothing , accessories, and furniture. From coats to coasters, the pineapple is a sweet treat this season!

pineapple wedge

Sophia Webster shoes available at netaporter.com

coasters pineapple

Coasters available at dotandbo.com

pineapple dress

Pineapple Dress available at shopbop.com

espadrille

Pineapple Espadrilles available at shopbop.com

Ceramic pineapple lamp available at ecochic.com.au

Pretzel armchair available at ecochic.com.au

Street Style via marieclaire.com

Dark Dog Studio upholstery fabric via pinterest

Woven Ring by Salty Turquoise via Etsy

Hand Poured Candles from Anvil Creek Co on Etsy

Aloha Cards by Antiquaria

Stencil table via bhg.com

15 Pineapple fabrics via spoonflower.com

Wallpaper via theyallhateus.com