The Hluhluwe Queen Pineapple Marketing Association was established on
11 November 1988 to promote pineapples.
The pineapple is a fresh fruit, consumed world-wide as a healthy snack and nutritious food. The Queen pineapple is a sweet variety pineapple, making it a favourite ingredient in salads or stir-fry cooking, but it is also an excellent garnish for cocktails or other drinks. Visit our recipes page for free downloads. Queen pineapples are produced all year round, but the ‘King of Fruit? as it is also known, is at its best during the summer months. Pineapple farming is a labour intensive process that takes up to 18 months, to produce delicious, yellow ananas!
ABOUT THE HLUHLUWE QUEEN PINEAPPLE MARKETING ASS.
The beautiful Hluhluwe region of Northern KwaZulu Natal produces most of the fresh Queen pineapples available, on the South African market.
The Hluhluwe Queen Pineapple Marketing Association was established on 11 November 1988 to promote pineapples. Pineapple farmers pay a levy on their production hectares to become a member of the association.
The association currently has 11 pineapple producing farms.
The association’s main goals are:
- To market and promote queen pineapples produced by its members,
- To act as mouth-piece for the members and represent them as far as promoting
queen pineapples produced in the Hluhluwe area, and
- To utilize funds collected for pineapple research.
Hluhluwe is a small rural town on the north-coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, inhabited since the 1650’s by a mixture of Thonga, Swazi, Zulu and others. It is situated 300 km north from Durban, between the cities of Richardsbay and Pongola, on the Elephant-coast.
The town offers a tourism information centre, convenient stores, fuel stations, doctors/surgeries, churches, police station and post office.
Other agricultural crops produced in the area include sugar cane, tomatoes, chillies and timber plantations. The area is known for its tourism attractions - the St Lucia World Heritage Site (Isimangaliso Park), the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Reserve and private game parks.
Nearest port and airport: Richard Bay (100km +/-1 hour drive from Hluhluwe) is a growing industrial centre set around a scenic deep-water port that is one of the busiest in Africa.
HLUHLUWE PYNAPPEL REKLAME VEREENIGING
HLUHLUWE PINEAPPLE MARKETING ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 113, Hluhluwe, 3960
Hluhluwe Club, Hluhluwe main road, Hluhluwe, 3960
Office hours: 09:00 – 13:00 Tuesdays & Thursdays
Office Administrator: Jacolien de Beer