Pink pineapples, grown only in Costa Rica, have made their way to grocery stores and produce stands across the Omaha metropolitan area and it is a hit with curious customers. Sales have been brisk.
Huffman Produce near 120th Street and West Dodge Road got an unexpected shipment Tuesday morning, and some still were available in the early afternoon, said owner Ashleigh Huffman. But she didn’t expect them to last long. “At the end of the day, they’ll be gone.” Huffman said she sold about 500 the week before.
Many people claim these pineapples are sweeter than your average pineapple. Del Monte is the only company with a license to grow the product, according to its website, pinkglowpineapple.com. They’re produced on a farm in south-central Costa Rica, “which has the ideal soil and climate for growing pineapple,” the website says.