Did you know there are many different varieties of Pineapples? Not all Pineapples are equal. Traditional Australian Pineapple varieties were introduced around 1858 and originally came in from England. The Smooth Cayenne variety was a large soft flesh variety, high in acidity and grew easily under Australia’s harsh conditions. The variety flourished as it was perfect for canning and through summer still had good eating characteristics as a fresh sold piece of fruit. But its inconsistency caused Pineapple sales to stagnate and consumers to turn away. Varieties needed to change.
Pure Aussie Pineapples along with Australian Farmers in conjunction with the Queensland Department of Employment, Economic development and Innovation (DEEDI) realised the need to change the old canning varieties for new varieties fit for fresh market consumption.
Through a Pineapple breeding programme that commenced in 1992, Australia now has new Pineapple varieties grown specifically for fresh consumption. Our varieties are lower in acid levels, have higher anti-oxidant levels, double the vitamin C levels of other varieties and once you taste them you can’t resist coming back for more.
Our flagship varieties the “Aus Jubilee” and “Aus Festival” are increasing in numbers each and every year. Please ask for them by name at your local retailer and you won’t regret the experience.