Symbol of elegance and class, the majestic fruit Pineapple was first discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493. The Fruit was then bought to Spain, which was widely accepted and enjoyed by society. However, they were unsuccessful to grow it there since Pineapple required hot climates, something which wasn't prevalent in the countries of Europe. The only pineapples they could hold in their hands were to be imported across the Atlantic Ocean, which came from a long voyage that often bore rotten, rotten fruit.
In small cultivations, Pineapples were grown in the artificial hothouses in very small quantities. This is due to the reason that they were quite expensive and high in demand. For this reason, they became the favorite one among the rich and noble class.
The colonies of America during the era of early 1700s relished the fruit. Pineapples would be directly imported from Caribbean Islands and fetched very high prices in the early American markets. These high costs were caused by spoilage, youth, unusual, and lack of fruit. The rich class of colonists used to throw lavish parties and the fruit was kept as a prized possession, for the masses to display. This indicated the symbol of class, hospitality, and elegance. Mostly, they were used more for display and were consumed only when they start to become old.
The real change only began when an American businessman initiated a Pineapple crop facility in Hawaii. The Hawaiian Pineapple Company, which would become Dole Food Company produced almost 60% of Pineapples to the country - and the company continues to thrive. The love of the fruit has not diminished, and it is still a popular decoration. And it is Dole who has helped to contribute to the evolution of pineapple from an exorbitant price, a supply to an affordable supply for most people.