Did you know that pineapples are in no way related to the apple or the pine family? Pineapples are actually berries. This juicy tropical fruit grows on a small plant with 20-40 stiff succulent leaves. An average pineapple plant can take 15-20 months to bear fruits and can bear only one fruit every season. Pineapples thrive in a warm and humid climate, making countries like Costa Rica, the Philippines, and Brazil the biggest producers of pineapple.