I live near the pineapple center of Swaziland, but purchasing a pineapple has been ridiculously difficult.
I bought four when I found them the first time. I found none when I wanted them again. And then they were back at the markets.
Then I learned that I could grow a pineapple from the leaves of a pineapple. I saved one of my leaves and after a week of letting it dry, and then another couple weeks of letting roots grow, I planted my pineapple last week.