The Caimito Fruits brand is born from conversations between the leading producers of Pineapple in La Chorrera, Panama, looking a way to become more competitive and work together to achieve improved market presence. The idea was to create and alliance of growers that could export together under one sole brand. La Chorrera is known for its delicious and sweet pineapple both locally and internationally. The combination of its sunshine, rainfall and fertile soils provide the best environment for this tropical fruit. In recent years, Panama has become as one of the top countries for plant-ripened pineapples shipped via airplane. Chorrera is only 60 km from International Tocumen Airport, giving it access to many international flights. In this light, the effort to continue promoting Panama as key exporter of air shipped Pineapples, Caimito Fruits is born.
The word “Caimito”, is name given to a large river that crosses the fertile plains of this area of the country. The Spanish conquistadores in 1510 gave the area this name because of the importance of this river to colonization of the areas to north west of city of Panama. Later in 1800 the name was changed by locals to reflect another popular tourist attraction in the area.
We hope that our brand helps create cooperation between growers in the area and more join our efforts. We believe that working together we can create awareness worldwide of the Caimito brand and grower alliance behind it.