The MD2 ‘Super Sweet’ pineapple (Ananas comosus)

The MD2 ‘Super Sweet’ pineapple (Ananas comosus). UTAR Agriculture Science Journal, 1 (4): 3. pp. 14-17. ISSN 2289-957X (2015)


Pineapple (Ananas comoscs) is an important tropical fruit. It is the only important fruit crop in the family Bromeliaceae. Its importance is reflected in the ranking of commercial tropical fruits for production on a worldwide basis by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), in which pineapple comes second after bananas. However, from once a major producer in the world in the 1970s, Malaysia has fallen to the 15th position based on 2014 data, according to the Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board (MPIB). Still, pineapple remains a major fruit crop in Malaysia, amongst other major fruit crops such as papaya, pomelo, banana, water melon, jackfruit, and mango (Department of Agriculture, 2013). MPIB is the major force for planning and boosting pineapple industrial planting and its downstream industry.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: MD2, Pineapple varieties, Local fresh fruit
Taxonomy: By Subject > Plantation & Agrotechnology > Plantation and Agribusiness Management
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Plantation & Agrotechnology
Depositing User: Mohd Fadhli Samsudin
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2020 01:43
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2020 01:43
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