I've read in several places that a pineapple plant can be grown from the top of a store-bought pineapple, provided it has a crown/leaves intact.
The only problem is that I'm finding many contradictions in the exact method to do so.
This method instructs to remove all fruit from the plant and waiting for the crown to root sideways in soil, before planting it upright.
This method recommends removing all fruit and rooting in a glass of water.
This method says to remove all fruit, but don't put the crown in water. Just plant it vertically in the soil.
This method recommends keeping the top inch or so of fruit attached to the crown.
Does anyone have any first-hand experience using any of these methods? I'd prefer one of the last two, since they seem easiest, but I don't want to take any shortcuts if they will end up not working at all.