I read somewhere (here, actually, but it's in Hebrew) that when planted from seeds, the pineapple plant will produce fruit multiple times.
In the English appendix on page 71 it doesn't mention that seeds, but says:
The plant produces multiple crops.
The first crop [i.e. the plant crop], is produced from the central stem.
The second crop [i.e. the ratoon crop], is produced on shoots [or suckers] that rise from the side of the central stem. It is possible for the plant to produce multiple fruit [each fruit on it’s own shoot] during the ratoon crop, but in practice, only one shoot is left on the plant.
The third crop [i.e. the second ratoon] grows on a shoot that rises from the first shoot [that produces the first ratoon].
Is that factually accurate? Everything else I've read assumes it's common knowledge that pineapple plants only produce a single pineapple, and some shoots from which others can be grown, if the shoots are planted.
What's the reality?