Panama’s popular Golden Pineapple variety is a proven winner at retail, having taken many years of development to achieve its ideal color, flavor, and shelf life. Grown near the fabled Gatun Lake of the Panama Canal, our 117 hectare pineapple production represents the best of the country’s agricultural exports.
Edna Vergara is a pioneer in pineapple export in Panama with decades of experience in Latin America’s agribusiness sector. In 1977, Edna Vergara began her agricultural journey with one hectare of land and a vision that would change the landscape of Panamanian agriculture forever. Originally a poultry farmer with her husband, Edna began experimenting with several exotic fruits and vegetables on a small tract of land on the outskirts of Panama. Most of the produce was sold at farmer markets and the proceeds were used to keep the operation going. After several seasons, Edna read about a new variety of pineapple that was being exported out of Costa Rica, which was the MD-2.