Growing pineapples in North Florida can be done! It can! Check this out:
Gardeners from non-freezing climates don’t know how good they have it. Everything cool grows there, including pineapples. I used to cut the tops off and plant them here and there around my landscaping. Here in North Florida it’s not that easy, though.
You’ll do great until a good frost hits… then your pineapple plants melt.
There was an Ocala farmer named Adam Eichelberger who launched a commercial pineapple venture over a century ago, as recorded by local historian David Cook: