The golden yellow fruit of the SanLucar pineapple is deliciously sweet, juicy and aromatic. It grows in the tropical climate of Costa Rica, where it gets just as much sunshine as it does rain. This fruit is not only a sun worshiper, but also a clever water collector. With its rosette wreath, it leads water to the plant’s centre, to make its fruit flesh fresh and juicy. Only when they have fully ripened after approx. 12–14 months are they harvested by experienced pickers – because in the end, when you cut one open, you should only see the sun smiling back at you.
A pineapple has three different flavour zones. Since the fruit sugar sinks from the top downwards, the bottom part is particularly sweet. The middle part has a balanced sweetness, just below the crown, the fruit tastes kind of sweet-sour. The larger a pineapple is, the more pronounced this effect is.
Country of origin:
Our pineapples thrive in the tropical climate of Costa Rica, where they get as much sun and rain as they need at an average temperature of 22–23 degrees Celsius.
It is best to store the tropical fruit at room temperature. But don’t wait too long to eat them, because pineapples become overripe rather quickly.
Tips & special features:
The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad plants and can be grown and multiplied relatively easily. To do this, you only have put the leaf crown in a water glass and a let it take root. Then place the cuttings in a pot in a sunny room and let them grow.
The fruit originates from the Mato Grosso plateau in the Brazilian Amazon. Shortly after their discovery, they were spread throughout Asia by the Portuguese and Spaniards. The cultivation of today’s varieties began in Central America.
The sun shines under the skin. That’s why our carefully hand-picked pineapples taste so incredibly delicious.