A Tradition of Quality Pineapple Production
Panama Golden Pineapple is a 117-hectare pineapple farm in La Chorrera, Panama. The original farm was founded by Edna Vergara in 1977, and relaunched in partnership with Farmfolio in 2017. The ideal balance of rainfall and sunlight in the La Chorrera region allows PGP to focus on high-color, high-maturity fruit with unparalleled flavor and sweetness. The farm's proximity to international shipping routes, including Tocumen airport and both Atlantic and Pacific ports, provides PGP with direct access to global markets. PGP began exports in February of 2019, and is the exclusive farm of the La Dona brand, which is the number one pineapple exporter in Panama, and has seen great success with air-freighted pineapple
Our special MD2-variety pineapple is outstandingly sweet and juicy, and our sustainable, artisan-style farming techniques allow us to deliver some the highest quality fruits on the market. By concentrating on air freight shipments to high-end markets in Europe, PGP is able to provide fruits with high- and ultra-high maturity and color.
Located a mere 40 minutes from the Panama Canal, the acquired land from the net 117 hectares consists of 38 hectares of prime pineapple-growing land in the lush coastal lowlands of Chorrera, Panama with sufficient water and road access in order to compensate for water shortage during the dry season with help of irrigation systems played across the property.
Properly planted, each hectare can hold 30,000-50,000 plants achieving a net yield of 50-60 tons during the average 12-month plant cycle. This high-yield production requires significant water access, and the Panama Golden Pineapple team has installed several water reservoirs across the property.
The PGP property is also unique for its ideal proximity to ports, airports, and the Panama Canal. This allows us to utilize premium air freight with great efficiency, and PGP’s pineapples can reach international markets as far as Dubai in a matter of days. Our logistical capabilities are a key component of PGP’s success, and will only improve with time.
Panama Golden Pineapple currently holds ownership of 2 new tractors, aside from the existing 3 tractors owned by Verba Odrec, the operator. Additionally, the partnership acquired a new Spary boom which can be utilized for a variety of applications including pesticides, weed control, and induction throughout the fruit’s 12-month growing cycle.