The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 16

· One single rainy day brought 43.2 MM (1 ¾ inches) of precipitation

· April has started and the forecast is to continue dry and warm

· NDF threat fades into memory

· Inventory of NDF plants almost complete

· Harvest peak significantly less than last year and predicted to be of short duration

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Pineapple Ham: Easter’s Favorite Entree

A Savory and Sweet Easter Tradition

With deviled eggs as the opening act, pineapple ham is the main event at Easter dinner. Juicy, sweet and festive, pineapple and ham join forces to make an iconic holiday dish. Have you ever stopped to wonder – why ham? Just like turkey on Thanksgiving, ham and Easter tend to go hand-in-hand. As it turns out, there’s a bit of history behind this tradition.

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Pineapples in the Hospitality and Food Industry

Pineapple in Hospitality and Food Industry

What the Queen Fruit Brings to the Table

Tropical, bright and refreshing, pineapples are perfect to enjoy on an afternoon picnic or day at the beach. However, these prickly fruits are far more versatile than a summer day snack. As the official symbol of hospitality, pineapples have rich associations with social status, friendship and a welcoming spirit. From breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and décor, pineapples are a stunning addition to the food industry.

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The Perfect Pineapple Weekly Report Week 15

· Favorable climatic conditions continue

· Scattered showers brought 18.7 mm (.75 inches) of precipitation

· All good husbandry practices up to date

· Fruit quality is outstanding

· External color in the 0.5 to 1.5 color spectrum

· Average sugar content 14.8

· Internal maturity mostly B

· Peak harvest estimated for weeks 18 through 20

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The Ultimate Easter Recipes Round-Up

Happy Easter from Chestnut Hill Farms

Spring is in the air and we are buzzing with excitement for a certain bright and sunny holiday- Easter! You may associate Easter with egg hunts and chocolate bunnies, but at Chestnut Hill Farms we love to bring our favorite prickly fruit to the party! Versatile and sweet, pineapple pairs wonderfully with many classic Easter recipes and brings a fresh twist to the table.

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 14

· Optimal climatic conditions continue

· 29.1 mm (1.14 inches) of well distributed precipitation recorded

· Minimum air temperature @ 21.6°C ( 70.8°F)

· One evening with reported minimum below 20°C (68°F)

· Farms continue to increase harvest age

· NDF identification almost complete, a peak volume harvest predicted for weeks 18 to 21 harvest.

· Easter supply and demand both strong with excellent quality!

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How to Cut a Pineapple with a Pineapple Corer

how to use a pineapple corer

You’ve seen beautifully uniform pineapple rings at the grocery store, fancy brunches or summer cookouts. Did you know how easy they are to achieve? Gone are the days of paying $5-6 for a container of pre-sliced pineapple. Grab a fresh pineapple and a pineapple corer and get ready for some magic.

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 13

· Favorable climatic conditions continue –

· Well distributed showers brought 40.3 mm (1.5 inches) of precipitation

· Only one night with nighttime low temperatures at 20°C (68 °F)

· Focusing on “the art of fruit ripening” – due to changing internal and external fruit maturation pace – a result of favorable climate.

· NDF identification process continues

· Forecasting increased shipments during the month of May

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Slam Dunk March Madness Recipes

Game-time Snack Recipes that Will Have You Cheering for More

March Madness is a time of year when basketball fans fill out their brackets and get ready to cheer on the top teams in the country to see who will out-swoop the rest. As the competition gets higher, get your themed snacks ready for the final four parties of your basketball dreams. Adding sweet, healthy pineapple is a great way to incorporate a springtime treat your guests will cheer about.

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 12

· A few late night showers brought 18.5 mm (.75 inches) of precipitation

· Slight increase in air and soil temperatures

· Minimum temperatures above 20°C (68 °F) = reduced threat of NDF event

· While land preparation may be interrupted, the rainfall was badly needed.

· Quality continues to be outstanding

· Both volume and demand on the rise in preparation for the Easter pull

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