Just a few months after Supertyphoon Yolanda [Haiyan] hit Tacloban City in Leyte, Philippines in 2013, a young boy named Steve Nash Diaz planted a pineapple but the plant did not bear fruit until recently.
But Diaz and his family were surprised when the fruit soon grew in an odd way. Instead of the usual cylindrical-shaped fruit, this one began to take the shape of a fan! Moreover, instead of the fruit having only one ‘crown’ in the form of a single bunch of spiky green leaves, this odd fruit had plenty of bunches of spiky green leaves that they actually form a wreath over the fan-shaped fruit.
The fruit also grew in size and is now a ‘giant’ pineapple that it soon drew curious onlookers to the Diaz family’s yard. It baffled residents why this particular plant formed a weird but lovely wreath-crowned fan fruit but they are still unsure whether someone would dare cut the plant and eat it once it becomes ripe. Hmmmm. Would you?