Our sweet Tropical Queen is especially comfortable in Costa Rica’s climate because she gets as much sun as rain here. The fruits are clever water collectors that – with their rosette wreath – direct the moisture to the centre of the plant, so that their flesh becomes fresh and juicy. They are harvested by experienced pickers only when they have fully ripened after approx. 12-14 months and are golden yellow from the outside and inside.
But things are very lively around the Tropical Queen. We use only about half of our cultivation area and give the other to the animals and plants as a retreat. To prevent erosion and monoculture, we restore former cultivated areas to their natural state with tree plantations and an intelligent cistern-collecting system serves to save water and keep them clean. With the use of renewable energies such as wind, water and geothermal energy, our cultivation partner Fruvera was even one of the pioneers here. And because our employees provide such sweet fruits, we provide them with good pay, training and education. That’s an even sunnier piece of the cake, don’t you think?
A pineapple has three flavour zones. Since the fructose shifts from top to bottom, it is particularly sweet at the base, balanced in the middle and sweet-sour at the top.
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.