Market Alert – Pineapple Quality Issues     

The pineapple growing regions of Costa Rica and Mexico have seen extended periods of record setting heat and dry weather and unfortunately the extended forecast calls for more of the same.

Because of the extremes in weather the pineapple harvesters are seeing translucency and black spots internally.

Unfortunately this is an industry wide condition for the current crops.

Despite putting extra time and effort into grading at time of harvest and sorting, these defects will be widespread and out of our control.

Over ripeness, black spots, and translucency is prevalent.

Our suppliers and procurement teams are diligently working to provide the best fruit available.

We appreciate your understanding during this challenging time.