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Old 06-12-2009, 05:10 PM
 
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Okay, we've got the cost of milk and bread down, now how about the price of pineapple, both at the store and roadside stands, any island.
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:12 PM
 
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Are you talking real Hawaiian pineapples, or South American pinapples brought in cheap by Walmart?
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Was in Western New York but now in Hilo Hawaii
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YAY I Love it!!!!

Now were cooking with gas.
they cost $5.00 in western NY and come from Costa Rica Yikes! Over ripe or frozen shelf life id like a couple of days.
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:28 PM
 
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Are you talking real Hawaiian pineapples, or South American pinapples brought in cheap by Walmart?
Both would be nice. Thanks!
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:17 PM
 
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Big ones go for $2.50 at Costco (but they're from Hawaii), $3.00 or so at the farmer's market (seem to be better quality). In stores, I see them for .99 per pound, but I have no idea how many pounds an average pineapple is!

My impression of the roadside stands (at least the ones on the North Shore of Oahu) is that they buy a case at Costco and resell. I recognize the boxes. They charge about $3.50 each, I think. Nice profit!
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:27 PM
 
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My father-in-law loves to brag that he can buy Maui Golds -- "the SAME as I get over there" -- at Costco in Virginia for the same price (maybe less, depending upon how many glasses of wine).

I think they are generally picked riper for sale over here, and therefore taste better.
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:37 PM
 
Location: not sure, but there's a hell of a lot of water around here!
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after years of tending bar over here and making a few gazillion mai tais, chi chi's and zombies, i hope to NEVER see a pineapple again. They are, however, very cheap. all you gotta do is, wait until nightfall, grab a flashlight, get into your car, head upcountry, and,,,,,,,,,you get the idea.... It takes 2 tons of water and two years to make one pineapple, or was that one pound of sugar??????,,,,,,,,, never mind...

Aloha and okolemaluna.
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Hawaii-Puna District
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Look at the current FoodLand weekly ad.

Foodland weekly ad

Hint: 99 cents per pound.
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Old 06-13-2009, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Kailua Kona, HI
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Free. Grow them in your backyard!

Priceless.
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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When you get ahold of a pineapple - by whatever means, twist the top off, pluck off a few of the bottom leaves to reveal the little root nublets and then push the top into some dirt out in the yard if you live somewhere it doesn't freeze. Otherwise, put it in a flowerpot. Treat it like any other bromeliad. They like good drainage. It does take two years before you will see a pineapple, but the price is right when you do.
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