PINEAPPLE

Learn more about our pineapples

ORIGIN IN HONDURAS

In 1969, after experimenting with pineapple cultivation for exportation, companies around the world began serious projects with pineapple plantations in the area of Montecristo, Honduras. Having as primary goal commercial scale exportations. Today it is recognized as a succesful region with approximately 5,000 net cultivated acres.

In 2010, Honduras has reached a position as the fourth largest supplier of pineapples for the United States, which is also the country with highest consumption of pineapples in the world.

BENEFITS

Pineapple is known as one of the highest nutritional contributor, with excellent source of vitamins A and C. Additionally, the micronutrients contained in this fruit helps protect people against cancer. Pineapple also helps dissolve blood clots and has diuretic properties supporting the kindneys.

HONDURAS ACTUAL STATUS

Currently there are about 40 types of pineapples. However, in Honduras producers focus on:

  1. Sweetened or “Montufar”
  2. MD2
  3. Champaka o Cayena Lisa
  4. GOLD

Honduran rich soil along with its tropical climate and vast territory (at altitudes approximately of 800m) make the country and excellent producer capable of offering high quality fresh fruit. Several production zones within the country are predominant, such as the fertile lands in the departments of Atlántida and Cortés, emphasizing the small region of Santa Cruz de Yojoa with excellent production conditions and which may efficiently harvest all varieties of pineapple found in the country.

Pineapple cultivation in Honduras has been developed during the last decades, it has become an alternate livelihood for many farmers, caused by the crisis that has gone through the coffee division in recent years. Areas previously dedicated exclusively to coffee production as Conchagua Abajo, El Paraíso, have made the pineapple their star product.