The Heart of Monkeypod Jam

The Heart of Monkeypod Jam

Whether it is a farmer with 20 acres of Sugarloaf Pineapples or a little girl picking her family’s Guava tree, our growers are the reason we preserve and teach. Our services and products only carry meaning because of their dedication to the land and their crops. Want to learn about the beauty of growing the island’s most magnificent pineapples? Go strait to the source and take a tour from Hole in the Mountain Farm.

Pineapples are believed to have originated in South America. However, it wasn't until the early 19th century that the fruit was first planted in Hawaii. Some sources suggest that the white pineapple cultivars, such as Sugarloaf, originated in West Africa. Others believe that they were a natural mutation of a smooth cayenne variety discovered on the Hawaiian island of Lanai. Today, Sugarloaf pineapples are grown in Hawaii, southern Florida, West Africa, Rwanda, and parts of South America.

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