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The Pineapple Fields of Gregory Town

Community, Cultural District
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The Gregory Town pineapple claims to be the sweetest on the planet, and it is believed that The Bahamas was the first country to produce pineapples on a commercial scale.

Pineapples were grown in the country from the early 1700's, but were not exported on a large scale until 1844. During that year, it is believed that upward of 15,000 dozen were shipped to England with their roots, in addition to cut pineapples to the United States.

This fruit is extremely versatile and everywhere you go on Eleuthera you are reminded of the pineapple, because of the many tasty desserts made from this delicious fruit. You can take a guided tour of the pineapple fields, and there is also a resort and a festival named in honor of the fruit.

Acessibility Notes

There is no access for persons with mobility impairments or using a wheelchair.

History of Area

  • In 1845, Eleuthera was the premier island growing pineapples.

  • The first canning factory was established in Governor's Harbour in 1857, on the site that now houses the Levy Medical Clinic.