Cultivation of the Pineapple

In the beginning of the 1st Century there is evidence of Pineapple Cultivation around the Caribbean Islands and the northern Coast of South America.

Date:
      1 CE
Location:
      Caribbean Islands and the Northern Coast of South America.


Additional Information:

  • Pineapple – Wikipedia
    The natives of southern Brazil and Paraguay spread the pineapple throughout South America, and it eventually reached the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico, where it was cultivated by the Mayas and the Aztecs. Columbus encountered the pineapple in 1493 on the leeward island of Guadeloupe.
  • Resources | History of Pineapple | Dole Plantation
    The pineapple—fierce on the outside, sweet on the inside—was given its English name for its resemblance to a pine cone. Christopher Columbus brought this native of South America back to Europe as one of the exotic prizes of the New World.
  • Social History of the Pineapple – Hoag Levins
    THE PINEAPPLE has served as both a food and a symbol throughout the human history of the Americas. Originally unique to the Western Hemisphere, one the fruit was a culinary favorite of the fierce Carib Indians who lived on islands in the sea that still bears their name.
  • The History of Pineapple – Kitchen Project
    Historians believe that the pineapple originated in Brazil in South America. It was imported to Europe later. It is also believed that Christopher Columbus and his crew members were probably the first few people from the European continent to have tasted the fruit.
  • Origins of Pineapples — Pure Gold Pineapples
    Pineapples are thought to have originated in Brasil and Paraguay in South America. They were first discovered by Europeans in 1493 on the Caribbean Island now known as Guadeloupe. Pineapples arrived in the Caribbean after centuries of Indian migration and commerce.

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