mystery. Somewhat to my surprise no-one guessed what it was.
So here it is, now fully grown. It was one of three pineapples I managed to harvest this year - and the first I've ever grown. We have had an extremely hot summer so that they survived is something of a miracle. But survive they did - and they were quite delicious.
Their tops are now planted into pots along with another small sucker and we look forward to another harvest from these in two years.
Not that we'll have to wait that long for more pineapples from our garden. There are a number of others we're expecting to fruit next summer.