The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 17

·    Favorable climatic conditions continue

·    Very light night time drizzles accumulated 5.3 mm (0.25 inches) of precipitation

·    The forecast is for these conditions to persist for the following weeks.

·    Natural Flowering harvest to take place weeks 20 through 22 arrivals in the market

·    With stable and favorable climatic conditions we anticipate outstanding quality during the peak

·    Efforts to increase shell color of our fruit is yielding anecdotal evidence of consumers’ preference

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DIY Pineapple-Mint Infused Water

A Refreshing Warm Weather Treat

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Looking for an extra delicious way to stay hydrated? Pineapple-Mint infused water is a smooth sip of summer in a glass. Easy to make, pineapple water is perfect for outdoor entertaining and is packed with health benefits!

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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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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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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

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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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