In a world full of apples, why not be a pineapple?
The liquid fertilizer CaTs® is commonly used as a source of calcium for the pineapple.
Pineapple is one of the most popular tropical fruits in the world. And it is either consumed as a tasty and juicy fresh fruit or it is processed into slices, compotes and juice. Costa Rica is the biggest trader of fresh pineapples worldwide. In fact, two out of every three pineapples traded internally come from Costa Rica. The top three pineapple producers in 2017 were Costa Rica with 3.06 million MT, followed by The Philippines with 2.70 million MT, and Brazil with 2.25 million MT.
In Costa Rica, the production of the pineapple crop is annual and after the sowing of the seed, it takes no less than one year for its first harvest and no less than 10 months to obtain the second harvest. The variety cultivated is MD-2.
Since 2011, our liquid fertilizers have been introduced into the fertilization programs in pineapple production in Costa Rica. The liquid fertilizer CaTs® is commonly used as a source of calcium during the vegetative and production stages of the crop, increasing the internal quality of the fruit and reducing issues relating to high internal translucently. KTS® can be used during the production stage of the crop in order to improve the filling of the fruit and the ratio of acids and °Brix of the pulp.