How long does it take to grow a Maui Gold® pineapple?

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Although it takes a full 18 months to grow a Maui Gold® pineapple, the fruit is perfectly ripe in the field for only 48-72 hours. Once picked, pineapples will not ripen further. Since quality is our main concern, we focus our harvesting efforts entirely on that 2-3 day window. We are the only pineapple growers in Hawai‘i with employees solely dedicated to assessing sweetness and consistency in the weeks prior to harvest. As a result, our Maui Gold® pineapples are always hand picked at the optimal stage of ripeness.