We specialize in cultivating an extra-sweet variety, Maui Gold® pineapple, born and raised only on Maui. A highlight of the tour is when the guests learn how to hand select their own perfect pineapple to take home as a souvenir.
Kahului, Maui, Hawaii (PRWEB) June 16, 2008
The Maui Pineapple Plantation Tour has become the only working pineapple plantation tour of its kind in the entire nation at Kapalua Resort, Maui Hawaii. Visitors to Maui can take a guided tour to the pineapple fields and learn all about pineapple planting, harvesting and tasting in addition to plantation and island history. Picked by expert guides, the Maui Gold pineapple can be sampled in the middle of the West Maui pineapple fields.
"Taking approximately 18 months to grow, pineapple is not an easy fruit to produce and many of our guests are surprised to learn that," said Carlos Sandoval, pineapple tour manager for Maui Pineapple Company (http://www.MauiPineapple.com). "We specialize in cultivating an extra-sweet variety, Maui Gold® pineapple, born and raised only on Maui. A highlight of the tour is when the guests learn how to hand select their own perfect pineapple to take home as a souvenir."
The Pineapple Express tours run Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Tickets cost $39.95 per person and $32 for children under 12 years old. The Pineapple Experience Signature Tour is offered on Friday only, from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., and includes lunch at The Plantation House or Pineapple Grill restaurants at Kapalua Resort. Tickets are $65 per person and $58 for children under 12 years old. For reservations, interested parties can call 808-665-5491 or go online to http://www.mauipineapple.com. Maui Pineapple Company, Ltd. is a subsidiary of Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc., a land holding and operating company dedicated to agriculture, resort operation and development of holistic communities. Maui Pineapple Company originated nearly a century ago. The company's signature Maui Gold pineapple is known for its premium quality and a naturally sweeter aroma and taste. It is available in Hawai'i, the West Coast and Midwest regions of the United States. It can also be bought online at http://www.MauiPineapple.com.
Plantation tour guests are taught first-hand about the unique growing cycle, planting and harvesting techniques of pineapple, the symbol of hospitality. These two-hour tours are led by Maui Pineapple Co. workers who relate history, facts and trivia about the pineapple plantation. Guests ride in the new Maui Gold shuttle van from the resort to the coast to fields being planted or harvested that day.
About Maui Land & Pineapple Company
Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. (ML&P) is committed to the integration of agriculture, natural resource management and eco-effective design principles to create and manage holistic communities. ML&P's vision of holistic communities is based on the traditional Hawaiian model of ahupua`a, a system of self-reliance based on the artful use of land and water resources to sustain island life indefinitely. ML&P is a Hawai`i corporation and successor to a business organized in 1909. Its principal operating subsidiaries are Maui Pineapple Company Ltd. and Kapalua Land Company Ltd., operator of Kapalua Resort, a master-planned resort community in West Maui. Maui Pineapple Company of Maui, Hawaii is a grower and producer of Maui pineapples--the largest cultivator of Maui pineapples in the world. The company produces the Maui Gold ® brand of pineapple, which is sold mostly on the West coast of the USA. For additional information please visit either http://www.MauiPineapple.com or http://www.MauiLand.com.