Pineapple taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Pineapple fruit (Ananas comosus) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Pineapple as it is a combination of genus (Ananas) and species (A. comosus). The class and subclass of this fruit is Liliopsida and Commelinidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Pineapple is Bromeliaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Pineapple
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Pineapple that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Pineapple Facts are:
- A single pineapple takes 3 years to reach maturation.
- Pineapple is not an apple, but is actually a berry.
- The name is with reference to its resemblance to pine cones.
- Pineapple is sweeter if scales are more.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Smooth Cayenne, Abacaxi, Red Spanish and Queen. It is not available in seedless variety.