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August 24, 2012
From journal The Hunt for Pineapple Syrup
October 22, 2007
From journal Oahu - The Gathering Place
May 20, 2007
From journal A Haole Hanging in Oahu...With Locals
May 7, 2007
From journal 10 Days in Oahu
Cary, North Carolina
January 26, 2007
From journal Oahu: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Conway, South Carolina
November 14, 2006
The pineapple is believed to have originated in the verdant lowlands of Paraguay. Carried aboard 15th and 16th century trade ships, the fruit was soon found growing as far away as Mexico, Australia, China and India. Christopher Columbus brought pineapples home from his travels in the "New World" and they soon became a gourmet delight savored across Europe. Even George Washington grew them in his Mount Vernon hothouse.
No one is certain of when pineapples were first grown in Hawaii, but historians believe that a Spanish shipwreck in 1527 on the South Kona coast on the Big Island of Hawaii brought tools, stores, garments and plants, including pineapples, from Mexico to Hawaii.
In later years, more Spanish explorers arrived in Hawaii, planting pineapples among other fruits. Francisco de Paula Marin, a Spanish adventurer who arrived in Hawaii in 1794 and became a trusted friend and advisor to King Kamehameha the Great, experimented with raising pineapples in the early 1800's. The "Wild Kailua" pineapple was found growing in the Kona area as early as 1816.
Captain John Kidwell is credited with founding Hawaii’s pineapple industry. In the 1880’s he imported and tested a number of varieties and selected Smooth Cayenne for its cylindrical form and uniform texture. It was Jim Dole, for whom Dole Plantation is named, who pioneered the industry and became popularly known as the "Pineapple King".
From journal Hawaii Dream Vacation
May 25, 2006
From journal Oahu & The Big Island—May 2006
January 22, 2006
It was the greatest place to go, and we had the best time here. The kids loved it and everyone had a great time. It was clean and had a very nice atmosphere. The people were very nice and welcomed everyone.
You must see the pearls. The most fun is seeing what you're going to get: what color the pearl will be, how big it will be, etc. Then they help you find the right setting to put the pearl in. I love it, and even my husband did, so it's good for men and kids, as my daughter and son also got into it. I highly recommend this trip. You just have to go.
From journal 2 Weeks of Hawaii
December 27, 2005
From journal Dole Pineapple Plantation
April 6, 2005
From journal 6 days in Oahu