OK, so plantation may be slightly too grand a description of the pineapples we have growing in the garden bed beside the front steps.
Live in a warmish climate with moderate rainfall or supplementary water? Next time you buy a pineapple, save the top and plant it. In about 18 months you will have a pineapple. In the meantime you will have a stylish, decorative plant. I expect that you can grow them in a pot as well.
We live not far from the pineapple farms in south-east Queensland so thought we would have a pretty good chance of success. Our first attempt was picked about 12 months ago and now a couple of these are getting close to maturity. We will definitely be continuing to grow pineapples in the future.