DEL MONTE GOES FOR GOLD WITH NEW PINEAPPLE

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Del Monte Fresh Produce here has introduced what it calls the first new commercial pineapple variety in 20 years -- the Del Monte Gold. The new variety, which is debuting in select markets this month, has a significantly sweeter flavor, a unique golden color and a higher vitamin C content than other pineapple varieties, according to the company."The pineapple is outstanding,"

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Del Monte Fresh Produce here has introduced what it calls the first new commercial pineapple variety in 20 years -- the Del Monte Gold. The new variety, which is debuting in select markets this month, has a significantly sweeter flavor, a unique golden color and a higher vitamin C content than other pineapple varieties, according to the company.

"The pineapple is outstanding," said Peter Ross, fresh produce buyer for Heinen's in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, one of

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