Hello, your pineapple was grown on the Montecristo plantation in Honduras.

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Montecristo

Learn fascinating facts about the country, the people, the climate and the region where our farms are located.

Dole certifications

Dole’s certifications reflect our commitment to protect both people and the planet. They apply to all social and environmental issues from cultivation to transportation. The many measures Dole is involved in benefit local communities.

GlobalGAP sets voluntary standards in agricultural production around the world. It was set up to reassure consumers about how food is produced on the farm by minimising detrimental environmental impacts of farming operations, reducing the use of chemical inputs and ensuring a responsible approach to worker health and safety.

Dole chose ISO 14001 as its environmental management standard. This area also includes programmes for independent suppliers.

First established in 1997, the standard is globally recognised for its effectiveness in the achievement of environmental objectives, for example relating to waste management and air, water and soil contamination.

Honduras

Once the home of the Maya, the region borders the Caribbean in the north and the Pacific in the south. In the densely populated lowlands of the northwest is San Pedro Sula. On the northeast coast is the great lowland jungle of Mosquitia with the UNESCO-protected biosphere reserve of Río Plátano.

The secret about pineapples

There are lots of myths about how to choose the best pineapple. You might have heard that you should pull the crown, look at the colour or smell the skin. We're going to let you in on the secret of how to recognise the best fruit. We'll also show you the quick and easy way to slice a pineapple. Take a look!

Facts

Quality fruit needs space. The plantation covers more than 24.2 square kilometres or 3,394 football fields.

1,053 people work at this plantation.

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Climate

At the higher altitudes in the interior, the tropical climate is more temperate. In the hot, humid Caribbean lowlands, pineapples and bananas grow at an average annual temperature of around 26°C. On the Caribbean coast it rains from May to October and is always humid.

  • Weather Station La Ceiba
  • Local Time: 0:52 (GMT -06:00)
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  • Humidity 94%
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Porvenir, Atlántida

This rural province on the Caribbean coast is ideal for the local cultivation of sugar cane, bananas, pineapples, maize and rice. Tourists love the white sandy beaches and the nearby national park of Pico Bonito.

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