The pineapple, indigenous to the Americas, was known by the Guarani Indians as ‘nana, the excellent fruit’. It wasn’t until 1493 that Christopher Columbus “discovered” pineapples on the island of Guadeloupe and named them "Pina de Indes" – or pine of the Indians, which eventually became the name we know today.
Fyffes devotes the same care and passion to producing delicious pineapples as we do to our bananas. Our Supersweet variety has a wonderfully golden, succulent flesh. It’s juicy and full of flavour, uniquely refreshing, low in calories and rich in vitamins. Delicious.
The Pineapple Journey
Great fruit starts with great farms. We grow most of our pineapples on our own farms in Costa Rica and Panama, but we also partner with our favourite growers in Colombia to provide a consistent year-round supply. Wherever the farm, our commitment is that our Fyffes Gold Pineapples are always great quality.
Did you know?
- Caribbean Indians handed pineapples to visitors as a welcome gift at the entrance of their tents
- And as a crown hedge in their villages to ward off enemies.
- In 18th Century Europe, pineapples adorned banqueting tables to demonstrate wealth - at that time, pineapples could not be imported and so were grown only in expensive, heated greenhouses.
- Why not grow your own pineapple at home? Click here to find out how…