More Competitors for "Golden" Pineapple

Costa Rica's success as a producer of the MD2 pineapple variety, is attempting to be copied by countries like Panama, Colombia and Ghana.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Costa Rica is the world's leading supplier of pineapple, a position it achieved in particular because of the quality and sweetness of the MD2 variety, characteristic due not only to technological equipment employed and processes that have been internationally certified, but also because of the special conditions of the soil and climate.

However Panama is now making an impact on international markets, having recently closed a contract to supply the Dutch market.

Costa Rica’s advantage of having been present for a long time in the U.S. and European markets will not be easy to reproduce by the aforementioned competitors. As an example, Panama has recently planted some 3,000 hectares of MD2, while Costa Rica has more than 43,000.

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