Comment from Natalie Grant
Although Costa Rica and the Philippines now dominate the pineapple industry, it wasn’t always that way. The fruit originated in South America, but historians believe that the first country to produce pineapple for commerce was, in fact, the Bahamas. It began in the mid-19th century, peaked fifty years later, and died out almost completely in the 1920′s when a determined man named James Drummond Dole (yes, Dole) kick-started the industry in the Aloha State.
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