Multiple pineapple varieties are grown throughout Queensland. Growers choose to grow a mix of varieties to help to ensure high quality, year round supply for shoppers.
Smooth Cayenne is the traditional canning variety grown by many producers. This variety is easily processed and every time you buy pineapple in a Golden Circle can, you are eating a Smooth Cayenne pineapple. ‘Smooths’ as growers call them, are also sold as fresh fruit and are excellent eating quality in the warmer months. ‘Smooths’ can be found in stores all across Australia with their tops or crowns still attached.
More recently industry has developed several newer varieties. These are designed to be very sweet and have low acidity. They are excellent to eat in the cooler months and can be found in stores across Australia without their tops or crowns attached.