Pineapple was not native to the Hawaiian Islands, yet it dramatically changed Hawai‘i’s landscape and society and helped to build the foundations on which modern Hawai‘i now stands. Hawaii’s Pineapple Century chronicles the growth of this fascinating, unique, and significant industry by documenting the development of the “crowned fruit” into an icon of the Hawaiian Islands. This illuminating history of Hawaii’s pineapple industry explores the early pioneer companies, the effects of international competition, the exodus of local canning and the emphasis on fresh fruit, and includes a section on how to grow pineapple in your own garden.


Author: Jan TenBruggencate