Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Aug 3. – The development of a new highly productive variety of pineapple MD-2, planted for the first time in Cuba, allowed this central province to double the production of the fruit. State farmers and country people in Ciego de Avila harvested about three tons of pineapple, a volume well above what was achieved in the preceding season.
Quintin Dominguez, director of the specialized cultivation in the region, highlighted to Prensa Latina that they achieved yields of 104 tons per hectare, more than double that obtained with other fruit varieties.
Currently, the province uses 600 hectares of its land for the cultivation of pineapple, and the next campaign aims to plant about 70 hectares with shoots of the MD-2 pineapple, Dominguez said.(Prensa Latina)