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Pineapple grown on São Miguel originally came from Cantral and South America and it was introduced to the island around the mid 19th century as a decorative plant. So if you like pineapple you should not miss the famous Arruda Pineapple Plantation. It's a fascinating plantation with various greenhouses showing the small pineapples at different stages of growth and the methods used to make them so sweet. The complete growing period from planting to picking takes 18-24 months. Although in the Azores pineapples are available all year round, the sweetest are from May through August.
There is also a shop selling pineapples, pineapple liqueur and pineapple jam. You can sample the liqueur, an island speciality, which is very sweet and tasty.
It is open Jun-Sep 9am-8pm, Oct-May 9am-6pm; admission is free.
Address: Rua Dr Augusto Arruda, Fajã de Baixo
Directions: 3,5 km northeast of Ponta Delgada
Phone: %s4%cb+351 296 384 438%s*%c*