Note: Information is dated. Do not rely on it.Pineapple. A tropical and sub-tropical plant of increasing commercial importance, which grows a single fragrant and palatable fruit usually from four to six inches in diameter and six to ten inches high. The plant is usually from two to four feet in height. It is extensively cultivated in the West Indies and Florida, and propagated by slips from the parent plant. Plants are set in rows three feet apart and about two feet distant in the row. In Florida they are usually grown under lath sheds to protect them from frost.