De-Bunking the Pull Apart Pineapple

Setting the Record Straight on this Prickly Life Hack

Last week, pineapples stepped into the internet spotlight when a viral video claimed Twitter fame. Twitter user Dennis Naghizadeh started the pull apart pineapple craze with a video from Tik Tok. The video features a pineapple being pulled apart with ease for a seemingly effortless snacking experience.

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 11

· Increased precipitation during the week = the good news

· 62.1 mm ( 2.4 inches) of rainfall recorded

· Harvest age increase continues

· The majority of our crop harvested at 21 and 22 WAF

· The tally of NDF continues with the placement of color ribbons to identify age.

· The incidence of NDF is higher than anticipated possibly due to the stress of many nights with minimum temperatures below 20°C (68°F) and the long lasting drought

· NDF harvest to commence with limited volume week 18

· See you all at the SEPC – Southern Innovations 2019

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St. Patrick’s Day Pineapple Punch

The Perfect Pineapple Punch for an Epic St. Patrick’s Day Party

St. Patrick's Day Pineapple Punch

Looking for a delicious way to liven up your St. Patty’s Day party? The Perfect Pineapple is the a great addition to sweeten up your day with a light punch that won’t knock you under the table. Enjoy a fruity balance of ginger, pineapple and champagne to celebrate the jolly leprechauns in all their green glory. Your guests will be impressed, and fresh, sustainably grown pineapple will add a bonus of surprising health benefits. This concoction is also perfect for any day of the year – simply swap out the sherbet for another favorite flavor and voila! Every day’s a party!

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 10

· Light showers brought some relief to the water stressed plantations:

· 13.9 mm ( a little more than ½ inch) of precipitation recorded.

· The minimum temperatures rose to 22.1°C (72°F) decreasing concerns re NDF stress

· Quality continues to be outstanding.

· Farm efforts at increasing and maintaining external color are demonstrating good results

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Brighten Your Plate for National Nutrition Month 2019

Enjoy Every Bite of National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month Fruit Pineapple

As the Earth blooms into spring, March brings an opportunity for transformation into our lives with National Nutrition Month. Sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month highlights the importance of making informed food decisions and developing beneficial eating habits in our day-to-day.

From lack of time to staying on budget, there are plenty of reasons we eat the way we do. In fact, 82% of Americans do not want to give up foods they like in order to eat healthier. However, incorporating a few smart swaps into meal prep can actually bring an abundance of flavor and nutrition to your food habits.

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report for Week 9

· Dry spell continues with only 2.8 mm (1/10th inch) of rainfall

· Plantation shows a few early signs of water stress

· Weather forecast does call for some rain in the coming days

· Still having some nights with minimum temperatures at 68°F (20°C)

· Harvest age increase continues and helps to counter slower maturation process due climatic conditions

· Fruit quality remains outstanding

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Giving Back to Our Costa Rica Community

Growing More than Food in Costa Rica

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Here at Chestnut Hill Farms, we are passionate about what we do. Our first customer began with a handshake and a contract written on a table napkin, and we continue that relationship-based model of business to this day.

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 8

· Dry spell continues

· 1 mm (0.0394 inch) of precipitation recorded this week

· The forecast is for more of the same for a few more weeks

· Minimum temperatures continue to drop during the evenings

· Some nighttime temperatures down to 20°C (68°F) and even a few degrees below

· This could stress plants to flower naturally

· Farm increasing harvest age to maintain sugar content and internal quality at optimum levels

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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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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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