The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 20

Historically, may signals the start of a “rainy period” and it did so once again!

  • 181 mm (7.1 inches) of precipitation recorded
  • Temperatures remained stable
  • All husbandry practices as well as soil preparation are ahead of schedule
  • Natural fruit (NDF) harvest is underway and expected to be of short duration
  • Quality continues to be outstanding

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A Bright and Cheery Mother’s Day Gift

Make Mom’s Day with Unique Treats

Mother's Day Gift Edible Arrangment

It’s time to treat mom to something special and find the ultimate Mother’s Day gift. Deciding on the perfect gift can be a daunting task! Your mom gave you the gift of life. Over the years, she gifted thoughtful birthday presents, homecooked meals and (sometimes unheeded) words of advice.

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 19

Same old, same old!

  • Just a few showers early on in the week
  • 18.3 mm (0.75 inches) or rainfall recorded
  • Average air and soil temperatures with minor downward movement
  • Quality is exceptional, external color recuperating
  • Sugar content, as well as flesh firmness,  fruit taste and aroma are outstanding
  • NDF harvest is underway so we expect successful promotions for the next 3 weeks
  • Enjoy the “Cinco de Mayo” pineapple salsa!

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Pineapple Style

A Tropical Fiesta

Cinco de Mayo Pineapple Recipes

Cinco de Mayo is on the horizon and we are ready to party! Prepare for weekend fiestas with this recipe round-up fit for a festive crowd. We’ve taken classic Mexican treats and added a tropical summer twist of fresh pineapple. Delight your guests with a Cinco de Mayo celebration, pineapple style.

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 18

· Climatic conditions continue to be stable and favorable

· A single rainy day brought 24 mm (1 inch) of precipitation

· Minimum temperature at 22.6°C ( 72.8°F) and the average was 26.8°C ( 80.2°F)

· NDF harvest set for weeks 18,19 and 20 (arrivals in the market weeks 20,22 and 22)

· APM, the new terminal in Limon is having the usual growing pains (truck congestion and delays)

· All husbandry practices on schedule and fruit quality is outstanding

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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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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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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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