Giant pineapple in Tacloban dares to be eaten


Posted at Jul 10 2016 12:59 AM

Steve Nash Diaz poses next to his giant pineapple in Tacloban City. Jenette Fariola-Ruedas, ABS-CBN News

TACLOBAN CITY - A giant pineapple shaped like an inverted heart has baffled residents of a rural village here as much as it dared adventurous eaters to take a bite.

A young boy, Steve Nash Diaz, planted the pineapple plant a few months after Super Typhoon Yolanda flattened vast swaths of the city in late 2013 but it bore fruit only recently.

The fruit is around twice the size of Diaz's head and is nestled on a wreath of spiky green leaves.

With the pineapple about to ripen, the question on the boy's mind is whether the oddly-shaped fruit is safe to eat. -- Jenette Fariola-Ruedas, ABS-CBN News