One of our stops was at the Dole pineapple plantation. They had a demonstration garden where the show some of the varieties of pineapples that are grown around the world. In Hawaii they grow the Smooth Cayenne for the production plant. They are able to get three harvests off of a planting. The first harvest is 18 month after planting, the second is about 32 months and the third and final is at about 45 months. One plant, three pineapples, 45 months.