Hello, your pineapple was grown on the Dolce plantation in Panama.

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Dolce

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.

The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behaviour. Certification is based on three criteria: environmental protection, social justice and the capacity for economic development.

Panama

A small country between Costa Rica and Colombia with a coastline of 1900 km. Here in the southernmost corner of Central America, the Panama Canal, one of the world's busiest canals, connects the Atlantic with the Pacific.

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 1.2 square kilometres or 168 football fields.

60 people work at this plantation.

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Climate

In the dry season (December-April) or the rainy season (May - November), just north of the equator it is always tropical. On the coast the average daytime temperature of 32°C cools to just 21°C at night. The interior is a little cooler depending on the altitude. Hurricanes are rare in Panama.

  • Weather Station David
  • Local Time: 16:35 (GMT -05:00)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Humidity 84%
27°

degrees celsius

Chirquí

There is no proper dry season here, only months of higher or lower rainfall. In the highlands are coffee plantations, while the Gulf of Chiriquí is home to islands, reefs and natural marine parks.

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