Pineapple at the expo in Seattle, 1909.


There is much desire for hala kahiki from Hawaii at the exposition being held in Seattle, because on the ship that just left Honolulu for San Francisco, five-hundred boxes of pineapple is being sent to be sold at the show grounds.

One hundred pineapples are being sold on the average each day, but it is believed that not everyone visiting has tasted the pineapple from Hawaii; and if they receive those added boxes of pineapple, it will supply the visitors for a good amount of time.

This great taking to of the pineapples from Hawaii at Seattle has become something for the pineapple planters to rejoice about, because they feel that that is the one place where people from all over the world can see the quality and the affordability of the pineapples of Hawaii which is foremost above the pineapples of other places.

From now on, the pineapple planters will prepare for orders, and they are able to supply large amounts of pineapples that will be desired.

(Kuokoa, 6/25/1909, p. 5)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVI, Helu 26, Aoao 5. Iune 25, 1909.

1 thought on “Pineapple at the expo in Seattle, 1909.

  1. The pineapple industry was growing at great speed at this point, due to the success of canning the fruit. Fresh pineapples didn’t last too well when shipped, so canned pineapple was heavily advertised as being superior to fresh. The following year (1910) pineapple juice was first marketed, in glass bottles, but it failed. It wouldn’t be till the 1920s and ’30s that canned pineapple juice would take off.

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