Dawson resident grows pineapples in his off-grid Yukon cabin


It all began with a trip to the grocery store and a little curiosity for Dawson City, Yukon, resident Andrew Timms.

“I just got some heads from the general store. Like you know those green spiky heads on the top of pineapples,” Timms said. “I rooted those, and then a year and a half later, they started to poke out little red spiky flowers.”

Timms believes he’s the first person in Dawson City to successfully grow his own pineapple plants. He said he only used organic-based fertilizer and water to feed his budding tropical fruits — it seemed to be all that they needed.

“They started off small. Then they started to get ‘huger’,” he

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