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Kath Paciuszko with the pineapple she grew in her conservatory.<br />
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A grandmother has defied the gloomy British summer by inadvertently growing a pineapple from a plant she kept in her conservatory.<br />
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Kath Paciuszko, 66, from Truro, Cornwall, sliced the top off the tropical fruit six years ago and planted it in a pot to make a spiky house plant.<br />
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The plant, which has 16-inch long leaves, lay dormant until two months ago when it suddenly produced purple flowers. As they died off, a bulb started to grow which eventually took the shape of a pineapple.