What do pineapples symbolize I see them in front of peoples houses?
Some kind of gatekeeping
- SpeedLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
They're a symbol of welcome and of hospitality, at least since the US was founded. They're common motifs in colonial buildings, signs, bedposts, etc.
- jamesLv 72 months ago
Normally they are the small ones. Left in the fields & not picked. So if you are going out to the fields after picking or harvest of a field. You load up on them. Then when you return home you keep what you want. Set the rest outside your gate. & every one knows they are free to take. Same with banana, coconuts & other fruit here. It means you are neighborly. They don't last long here. Kids will be right over to grab pineapples.
- Mr. PLv 72 months ago
It's a Victorian thing. You also see them on the corners of staircases, and on Iron Planters.
Large and wealthy Victorian houses grew pineapples in hot beds so it became a status symbol of wealth.
It was also a bit of a novelty at the time so used them in decoration. Before that it was always giant acorns.
- Obi Wan KnievelLv 72 months ago
They symbolize that you're in Hawaii.
- How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
- 2 months ago
- sarahLv 72 months ago
The bible mentions them in the temple they used the symbol of pineapples. I think it was symbolic of having plenty to eat or wealth.
- Nine LivesLv 72 months ago
...they obviously like pineapples.
This fruit was not common worldwide.