How Pineapples Go from Field to Fork


Have you ever thought about all the details

that go into providing that perfectly delicious

golden pineapple for your customer?

Like the depth of its flavor and beauty, the

details of the pineapple supply chain and life

cycle are full of complexity and

wonder. Just the planning process

itself takes an average of two months, and

coordinating our customersneeds with our growers

allows for consistency in supply

and quality.

Now is a better time than ever. Toe warm up the

season with a little taste of the tropics.

Food for thought.

Costa Rica grows more than 85% of

the pineapples consumed in the U. S, which

is followed by Mexico in nearly 6% and

growing diversified supply from

the two main growing countries helped to meet

customer specifications in volume

All year round. These bulbs are hand planted

at growing operations in the tower reach

of Costa Rica

having feet on the ground. We gather industry

intelligence from several growers per region

and country to better communicate market trends

and forecasts to our customers. Fun

fact. Pineapples are not grown on trees

but are grown in row after meticulous row

with plants that reach about four feet high.

The sharp teeth on long leaves creates a

barrier to help protect the popular pineapple,

and the item is not just a fruit.

Contrary to popular belief, a pineapple

is more than 100 fruit. Let's all fused

together. Traditionally, each pineapple

plant yields one piece of fruit, beginning with

a unique small blossom almost purple

in color.

After growing for the next eight months and after

weight and age samples are taken, the plant

is induced to promote the ripening process.

Once this induction takes place, a small

shoot that points toward the top of the fruit will become

visible. Farm induction allows enhanced

control over pineapple production, allowing

the grower to bring the desired volume in a chosen

period. As good things come to those who

wait 12 to 14 months after the initial

planting, the pineapple is harvested by an

and quickly and efficiently makes it to the pack house

within 3 to 4 hours.

Monitoring and testing of bricks levels takes

place in the field as well as the packing shit.

To ensure each pineapple makes the cut

fruit that meets specifications standards,

including wait

and bricks levels, then gets packed and

loaded onto a truck bound for the port,

and these pineapples have their ceilings.

Supply spends 5 to 10 days out on

the open ocean where the batches met again at

the U. S. Port by inspectors and delivered

to our service centers.

Meticulous, we are.

Within 24 hours, the fruit is inspected again

and loaded back onto a truck headed for distribution

centers around the country.

Technology provides real time visibility to

location and temperature monitoring of truck.

Once the fruit passes inspection at the distribution

center, it is dispersed within 24

hours to retailers, where it gets stocked on

the shelf and displayed for discerning customer

to take home and enjoy with family and friends.

Part of drawing the attention to any further vegetable

is the education you offer. Consumers help

to make more informed and beneficial decisions.

Pineapples are typically portrayed with an increasingly

yellow skin.

Most of what we supply is greener on the outside

and is ready to eat right out of the gates. Pineapples

don't ripen after harvest,

and it is good to note that the color on the outside

is not related to the degree of ripeness

for flexible program that meets your

needs. Sweeten up the season with

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Putting pineapples on store shelves requires streamlined supply chain services

What goes into providing the perfect pineapple for your customers? The planning process itself takes an average of 12 months to allow for the required consistency, supply, and quality. Robinson Fresh works with pineapple growers in Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama to secure the highest-quality product from these regions.

Contact a Robinson Fresh expert for more information