Heligan pineapples 'cost £1,000 each'

Pineapple at Lost Gardens of Heligan Gardeners will enjoy the fruits of their labour at the Lost Gardens of Heligan

Related Stories

Horticulturalists have put seven years and thousands of hours into growing pineapples in a Victorian greenhouse.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan reckon the pineapples would be worth £1,000 each if they took into account the hours of work that have gone in to growing them.

But they are not for sale, and will be cut up and given to the workers at the attraction near Mevagissey.

The pineapples were grown in a Victorian-style greenhouse, with frequent changes of fresh horse manure.

A Heligan spokesman said: "Pineapples are a very labour intensive fruit to grow.

"With the man hours it has taken to look after the pineapple, transport costs of manure, maintenance of the pineapple pits and other little bits and pieces, each pineapple would probably cost us in excess of £1,000.

"Now that we have learned the correct Victorian techniques, it's a really rewarding process for our gardeners and visitors alike."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Cornwall



Min. Night 8 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Cartoon of women chatting on the metroChat wagon

    The interesting things you hear in a women-only carriage

  • Replica of a cargo boxSpecial delivery

    The man who posted himself to the other side of the world

  • Music scoreFinal score Watch

    Goodbye to NYC's last classical sheet music shop

  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya'Emailgate'

    Hillary gets a taste of scrutiny that lies ahead

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Woman standingMysterious miracle

    It's extremely unusual and shouldn't give false hope, but what makes the body beat cancer on its own?


  • A cyborg cockroachClick Watch

    The cyborg cockroach - why has a computer been attached to this insect’s nervous system?

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.