The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 7

· January ends with lowest monthly precipitation in recent years

· Total month precipitation equaled 44.6 mm ( 1 3/4th inches)

· Almost draught conditions could also stress plants into flowering naturally

· Temperatures on the increase, which is a very positive turn of events

· Harvest age was lowered and being monitored carefully

· Too early to tell severity of NDF events but we expect an improvement from prior years.

· Berlin Fruit Logistica was a successful event – and was good to see our good customers

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The Perfect Pineapple Valentine’s Dessert: Poached Pineapple with Rosemary Whipped Cream

Impress Your Sweetie with Tasty Valentine’s Ideas

valentines day pineapple dessert

Decadent pineapple meets a sweet reduced Riesling syrup to compliment the perfect romantic dessert just in time for Valentine’s Day. Indulge in homemade rosemary whipped cream, or learn a quick version to make your own variation for a creamy topping that will perfectly impress those who dare to try a bite of this special dessert.

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Where the Perfect Pineapple Grows

Eco-Friendly Farming & Rainforest Protection

Rainforest Protection

Here on Chestnut Hill Farms, we have the pleasure of working in paradise everyday. No, we don’t mean to brag, but we are thankful. Our farms are located in Guapiles, Costa Rica, right over the hill from Tortuguero National Forest. Living and working in such a lush, ecologically diverse environment has allowed us to grow more appreciative of our surroundings. This is why we bear in mind rainforest protection and remain eco-conscious of the impact of our farms while growing the perfect pineapple.

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 6

·    Dry weather continued but minimum temperatures increased slightly after the middle of the week

·     8.9 mm (1/3rd of an inch) precipitation recorded

·    Minimum temperature rose to 20.8°C  (69.5°F)

·    A few early week evenings minimum hovered around 20°C

·    NDF events that occurred during weeks 48 & 49 (2018) of minimal consequence

·    Flowers were broken off the few plants with NDF

·    Will start to place color ribbons to identify NDF caused by events during weeks 51 & 52

·    Quality continues to be outstanding

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Superbowl Party Ready with The Perfect Pineapple

Superbowl Recipes to Kickoff the Perfect Party

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On Sunday, February 3rd, football fans will watch as the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots face-off in the brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium located in Atlanta, Georgia for the 2019 Super Bowl.

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 5

· The sun kept shining and the dry weather continued but we had some very cold nights:

· Only 2 mm (0.08 inches) of precipitation were recorded, but

· Minimum night temperatures dropped to 19.6°C ( 67.2°F)

· These low minimum temperatures may have stressed plants and caused an NDF event

· Harvest age is being kept at same level.

· Quality is outstanding and volumes are normal

· Weather forecast is that “El Niño” phase will last through March and may even extend to May

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The Difference Between Fresh & Canned Pineapple

Reap Health Benefits with Fresh Pineapple and Fresh Pineapple Juice

pineapple juice

When a recipe calls for pineapple, don’t start looking in the canned food aisle! There is a significant difference in the nutrition value of canned vs fresh pineapple, which we are going to highlight below.

According to NutritionData.com, canned pineapple in juice has only about 60 percent as much vitamin C as fresh, raw pineapple. Canning pineapple also destroys a key anti-inflammatory enzyme called bromelain – which is one of the best benefits of consuming the sweet fruit. According to Medical News Today, bromelain can relieve sinus problems, reduce inflammation and improving digestion, making it a powerhouse for flighting off colds and flus.

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 4

· Unseasonably dry conditions continued

· A few light drizzles accumulated 8.6 mm (1/3rd of an inch) of precipitation

· Shorter days but moderate to high luminosity

· Nighttime temperatures during a few nights dropped below 20°C (68°F)

· These minimum temperatures could stress plants into natural flowering

· The weather forecast is for more of the same

· All agricultural practices performed on timely basis

· Quality is outstanding and volumes are on the rise

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Fresh, Homemade & Healthy Pineapple Fluff Parfait

Make Your Own Delicious, Satisfying Pineapple Fluff!

With Gluten-free & Vegan Options!

pineapple fluff

Pineapple was an indulgence from the colonial period for decades, as consumers had to wait for the sweet fruit to arrive from ships coming from the Caribbean. As an expensive exotic fruit, the American elite and hospitality-friendly would rent pineapples for parties, adding them to tables for decor. Now accessible and affordable for households across the world, pineapple has become a healthy staple fruit that is found year-round from our farms in Costa Rica.

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 03

· Excellent climatic conditions into the New Year

· Light drizzles barely accumulated 16.7 mm (3/4th of an inch) of rainfall

· Air and soil temperatures increased a few degrees

· Nighttime temperatures did not go below 20 °C (68°F)

· Harvest pattern stable with most fruit harvested at 21 WAF and balance at 20 WAF

· Fruit quality is outstanding

· Stable brix content

· Outstanding external color and internal maturity

· First field samplings for evidence of “natural fruit” resulted in negligible amounts

· Volumes are stable and demand is increasing.

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