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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.


Each pineapple takes about two years to mature.


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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