The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 49

· Almost daily showers accumulated 97.6 mm (3.8 inches) of rainfall

· Air and soil temperatures are very stable

· No cold fronts have been reported rolling into the region

· Quality of the fruit is outstanding, good brix and great external color

· Land preparation has halted due precipitation

· Enough inventory of land ready to plant until March 2019

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Pineapple Purchase Trends of 2018

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Prickly, bright and oh-so-refreshing: there are plenty of reasons for a pineapple! In fact, the overall likelihood of a pineapple purchase has bumped up a full two percentage points from 2017 to 2018, according to Fresh Trends. What exactly drives consumers to take home this sweet fruit?  We want to share with you a full breakdown of pineapple purchasers’ motivations (and why you should be one, too!)

 

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Combat Cold & Flu Season With the Perfect Pineapple

Pineapple Health Facts

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When it comes to the holiday season, American singer Mr. Andy Williams reminds us that “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. While there may be parties for hosting and marshmallows for toasting, we can’t forget that the holidays also bring cold and flu season. There is nothing worse than having your time spent with family and friends ruined by feeling under the weather. This is why we recommend adding the perfect pineapple to your holiday cuisine this season! Pineapples are packed with nutrients and vitamins that can help ward off sickness. Now let’s learn some pineapple health facts to help you stay feeling jolly this holiday!

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 48

·After 3 consecutive weeks of dry weather, a more seasonal climatic comportment returns

·118.4 mm (4.7 inches) of rainfall accumulated during the week

·Farms continue to reduce harvest age: 79% @ 21 WAF; 13% @ 20 WAF and balance at 22 WAF

·We are also forcing plants slightly ahead of schedule to reduce inventory of plants exposed to NDF causing cold spells during the next few months.

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A Perfect Pineapple Holiday Season

Perfect Pineapple Gift Ideas

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Not only are our perfect pineapples available year-round, they can make for the perfect gift this holiday season! As the days of family get-togethers quickly approach, it’s time to start thinking about what presents to give to the ones that you love most. Historically, the pineapple has always been viewed as being a symbol of welcome, friendship, and hospitality for events. If the fruit were displayed during colonial times when the fruit was expensive and rare, guests knew that no expense had been spared to make them feel honored and welcomed. Make your guests feel welcome this season with these perfect pineapple gift ideas!

Perfect Pineapple DIY Candles

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What You’ll Need:

• Soy Wax Flakes
• Candle Wax Pitcher
• Candle Wicks
• 6 oz. Glass Jars
• Candle Wax Colorant
• Pineapple Fragrance Oil
• Black and Green Paint
• Paintbrush
• Green Felt
• Hot Glue Gun

How to Assemble: 

1. To begin creating your perfect pineapple candles, first use a drop of hot glue to attach the candle wicks to the center of the bottom of your jar.

2. Next, in the candle pitcher, over medium-low heat, melt four cups of soy flakes. Make sure to stir frequently.

3. Add 3 blocks of yellow wax colorant along with 20-30 drops of pineapple fragrance oil and mix well.

4. Carefully pour the hot wax into your jars and allow to sit undisturbed until cool.

5. While candles are cooling, paint the lids of the jars green. Cut “leaves” from your green felt to create a crown atop the jar lid using hot glue to affix the pieces.

6. Attach jar lids to bottoms to create your perfect pineapple candle!

Pineapple, Chocolate, and Champagne, Oh my!

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What You’ll Need:

• 2 Sheets Orange Tissue Paper
• 1 Sheet Green Tissue Paper
• 1 Bottle Champagne (whatever wine you prefer)
• 48 Chocolates in Golden Wrappers
• Raffia Ribbon
• Hot Glue
• Scissors

How to Assemble: 

1. Start of creating this luxurious housewarming gift by cutting the orange tissue paper into 7×7 cm squares. Next, apply hot glue on the flat side of each chocolate and glue to the center of a square of paper.

2. Next, fold the edges of the paper to the top of the candy and apply glue to the flat side again and stick to the bottle. Begin from the bottom of the bottle and work in a circle, gluing the candy tightly together so that there aren’t any visible gaps.

3. Cut long narrow leaves from the green tissue paper and glue them together, creating layers. Paste these layers over the neck of the wine bottle in a circle.

4. Affix your ribbon to the bottle for some extra flair. Now impress your host with this creative presentation!

Pina Colada Pie in a Jar

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What You’ll Need:

• 3 c. Finely Crushed Graham Crackers
• 12 Tbsp. Butter, Melted
• Approx. 15 ounces Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapple, Crushed
• 2 c. Heavy Cream
• 8 oz. Cream Cheese, Softened
• 1 Tbsp. Sugar
• 1/2 c. Unsweetened Coconut Flakes, Toasted

How to Assemble:

1. Begin creating this tropical treat by making the crust. In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs with butter and stir until combined.

2. Make a pineapple layer by placing pineapple a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook until thick and jammy, approximately 15 minutes.

3. While pineapple is cooking, create your cream layer in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form and fold in cream cheese and sugar. For best results, use a piping bag for this mixture.

4. In four mason jars, layer graham cracker crust, pineapple and cream, alternating until the jar is filled.

5. Garnish with toasted coconut and enjoy!

A Mele Kalikimaka Holiday! 

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For the grand finale, we give you the most simple pineapple gift of all: the perfect pineapple! Being that the pineapple is an international symbol of hospitality, make your hosts feel your appreciation for their generosity by giving a pineapple to be proudly displayed. Affix these adorable gift tags to wish your host a Mele Kalikimaka Christmas to bring some tropical flair to the holiday!

Need Some Inspiration for Your Holiday Cooking? Check out our Best Fall Recipes Here! 

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Slice and Dice the Perfect Pineapple

How to Core a Pineapple Without a Corer

How to Core a Pineapple Without a Corer

Pineapples are universally synonymous with tropical images of paradise, conjuring feelings of relaxation and satisfaction with their sweet taste. When it comes to consuming pineapple, nothing compares to enjoying the fruit fresh. A fresh pineapple may look impossible to crack into with it’s tough exterior, but this couldn’t be father from the truth! Kitchen gadgets like a pineapple corer can make the process of breaking down the fruit a little easier, but aren’t necessary. Here’s how to core a pineapple without a corer!

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 47

·For a third consecutive week we continue to have unseasonably dry, sunny and warm days!

·10.1 mm (0.40) inches of precipitation recorded

·We continued to lower harvest age given this favorable climate

·Sugar content and external color at optimal levels

·All good husbandry practices are on schedule

·Holiday demand is on the increase

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Easy & Elegant Holiday Table Decor

DIY Pineapple Table Decor

Whether you want to dress up your holiday table or get fancy for a fabulous event to remember, these easy-to-assemble gold pineapple candle holders are the perfect way to add pizazz to your table decor. Bonus – in this how-to we remove the fruit so it can be enjoyed as much as your candle masterpiece. This prevents wasted food, and helps complete a beautiful setting with delicious Perfect Pineapple that can be enjoyed immediately or in holiday recipes.

Check out the Youtube video to create your own in a visual how-to, or continue reading for step-by-step instructions. Happy creating!

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 46

·Unseasonably dry weather continues
·One rainy day managed to accumulate 34.7 mm ( 1.3 inches) of rainfall
·This is a gift that keeps on giving as we manage to bring up to date all farm chores
·Fruit quality definitely at its best – external color and sugar content at optimal levels
·Average sugar content is 15.3 degrees brix
·81% of our fruit at external color 1.0 to 1.5

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 45

· Very favorable climatic conditions this week – sunny days with only scattered drizzles
· 25.1 mm (1 inch) of rainfall recorded
· Soil preparation and other good husbandry practices are up to date
· Stable sugar content, excellent external and internal color
· Demand is on the increase as the holidays approach

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