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Pineapple production in Ponta Delgada

Azorean pineapples are special. Since the sub-tropical islands don’t benefit from hot equatorial sun, the small-crowned fruits are grown in greenhouses, which are intentionally filled with smoke to help catalyze simultaneous flowering.

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Each pineapple takes about two years to mature.

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The island of São Miguel has about 6,000 greenhouses.

And you can see that pineapples play an important role on the island.

 

 

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