Quite like the Strawberry, the Blackberry is not considered a “real berry,” it’s actually an aggregate fruit! That means the Blackberry is composed of a bunch of different tiny fruits, which combine to make one delicious flavor!
The true meaning of the name “Strawberry,” is somewhat contested by historians. Popular folklore relates that children used sell their berries at the market, and to make trading easier, they would string them together with threads of straw, hence Straw-Berry!
When you are walking through the fresh produce aisle at your local grocery store, it might be helpful to have a few tried-and-true tips up your sleeve to ensure that the delicious DOLE® Berries you bring home to your family (or keep all to yourself!) are as fresh and mouthwatering as possible!
Video: DOLE Banana Growing and Planting
Banana seedlings are cultivated in a hothouse before being planted-out in a prepared field.
Video: DOLE Banana Growing and taking care
DOLE Banana Growing New banana plants produce bananas in about 9 - 12 months. While growing the bananas are protected from pests with blue bags.
Video: DOLE Banana Harvesting
After growing for 3 months the bananas are harvested and sent to the packing station for packing into specially designed boxes.
Video: DOLE Corporate Responsibility
Learn about how Dole complies with SA 8000 and supports the communities it works with.
Video: DOLE Fruit Arrives in Europe
DOLE Fruit arrives at the port of Antwerp. DOLE Bananas are ripened in specialist facilities at the port.
Video: DOLE how do bananas come to you
Once harvested and selected for their quality, bananas leave the farm, are loaded onto vessels and cross the ocean. Once in Europe, they are checked again and delivered perfectly ripe to your local store.
Video: Dole How do bananas grow
Before arriving in Europe, bananas are grown in Costa Rica. The banana trees are planted by the bananeros who then protect the fruit. Once bananas reach the required size, they are harvested and a new life starts for them.
Video: DOLE Pineapple Growing and Harvesting
Only ripe sweet pineapples are harvested and given the DOLE Quality Label.
Video: DOLE Pineapple Packing
DOLE Pineapples are graded and packed according to quality and size.
Video: DOLE Pineapple Planting
From planting to harvesting it takes about a year for new DOLE Pineapples to grow.
Video: DOLE Quality Check
Dole carefully and rigorously checks the quality of their products to ensure they reach you in optimal condition to be enjoyed.
Video: DOLE Shipping
Dole has dedicated teams around the world to manage the shipping of DOLE Products.
Video: DOLE Organic Bananas
DOLE has always been committed to our customers' wellbeing and to the environment.
Video: All about Ecuador Amazonico School funded by Dole in...
Ecuador Pais amazonico School is a new school built by Dole and a customer in the Nuevo Rio Viejo Community. It will welcome 300 boys and girls.
Video: CO2 Compensation Agreement between Dole and Costa Rica
On April 22th to celebrate Earth Day, Standard Fruit Company of Costa Rica (dole) signed an agreement with the Ministry of Environment of CR and became the first company to support the CR initiative to become the first Carbon Neutral country by 2021. Dole committed to compensate CO2 emissions for in-land banana and pineapple transportation.
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