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The Pineapple Industry in Hawaii

Articles and information about the Pineapple industry in the Hawaiaiian Islands.

Wahiawa Pineapple Field
Pineapple Field Near Wahiawa on Oahu
Photo Credit: Hawaii Tourism Japan

Del Monte Pineapple is Pulling Out of Hawaii
In February of 2006, Del Monte announced its plans to stop planting pineapple in Hawaii effective immediately and it will complete cease operations there by 2008.

Steve Case Buys More Maui Land and Pineapple
Steve Case, the largest shareholder in the Maui Land and Pineapple Company bought an additional $10 million of the company's stock in late 2005.

Quotes from Women Pineapple Workers
This article published by the University of Hawaii at Manoa includes quotes and a photo of women worker's in Hawaii's pineapple industry.

Maui Pineapple Plantation Tour
A 2001 article by Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi in the Honolulu Star Bulletin Newspaper about the visitor tours offered by the Maui Pineapple Plantation.

Del Monte Bulldozes Pineapple Memories
A 2004 article by Mary Vorsino in the Honolulu Star Bulletin Newspaper, about the removal of the Del Monte Variety Garden, formerly located just outside of Wahiawa.

Hawaii Growers Seeking Better Pineapples
A 2003 article by Sean Hao in the Honolulu Advertiser Newspaper about the Hawaii pineapple industry's efforts to genetically engineer a better pineapple.

Dole Pineapple Water Tower is Now a Crown
For more then 60 years Dole's water tower with a pineapple on top was a landmark in Honolulu. The tower was erected in 1927 and it was disassembled in 1993 because of corrosion problems. Only the crown of the pineapple was saved, and it was moved to the parking lot of the Dole Cannery. The shadow of the old water tower was painted onto the side of one of the cannery buildings.

Pineapple Growers in Hawaii
- Dole Pineapple (aka Dole Food Company
- Maui Land and Pineapple Company

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