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Pineapple

Brief Description

Pineapples is a fruit crop that originated from Latin America. It reached Africa between 16th and 17th Century and in Rwanda after 1962. In Rwanda Pineapples are commonly grown in western, northern, southern and eastern provinces.

  • Type of varieties grown in Rwanda: Queen and Smooth Cayenne and Sugarloaf, Pineapple
  • Cultivation locations in Rwanda: It is mostly grown in Kirehe, Ngoma, Bugesera, Kayonza, Nyagatare, Gisagara, Huye, Kamonyi and Muhanga districts
  • Climatic conditions for growth: Pineapple grows in warm and humid climate at low elevations areas within temperature range of 15ºC to 30ºC. It is drought tolerant because of the special water storage cells
  • Destination: Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates