Special exhibition at museum looks at pineapple cultivation

A special exhibition on the history of pineapple cultivation in Taiwan opened yesterday at the National Museum of Natural Science in Taichung in central Taiwan.
The exhibition features pineapple plants similar to the one brought to Taiwan from mainland China during the reign of Emperor Kang Hsi (1662-1722) during the Ching dynasty. Tsai Wu-hsiung, director of the Chiayi branch of the Agricultural Research Institute, believes it is the earliest strain introduced to the island.
The exhibition runs until August 31 and shows the fruit's evolution over the past 300 years. The most popular pineapple in Taiwan today is the "Golden Diamond," Tsai said.