Tripura Queen Pineapples, scientifically known as Ananas comosus, is a distinguished variety of pineapple celebrated for its unique taste, appearance, and nutritional benefits. This variety is particularly renowned in regions like India and Southeast Asia. The Tripura Queen Pineapple is typically smaller and more compact than other pineapple varieties. It has a bright yellow-orange skin when ripe, with prominent eyes that are more pronounced. The flesh inside is a rich golden yellow.

The Tripura Queen Pineapple thrives in tropical climates with ample rainfall and well-drained soil. It is particularly well-suited to the northeastern regions of India, such as Tripura and Manipur, where it is a significant agricultural product.

Tripura Queen Pineapple

Local Name Anteri
Scientific Name Actinidia deliciosa Chev
Origin (State) Arunachal Pradesh
Shelf Life 3 weeks (can be kept fresh for up to 3 weeks when stored at 12-13 degrees Celsius)
Packaging Box of 4
UoM A Box of 4
Supply Frequency Twice a week
MOQ (Units) 3000


Nagaland’s KEW pineapples are considered as one of the sweetest and juiciest pineapples in the world and certified as 100% organic by OneCert International.

Coming all the way from Nagaland, Kew variety is oblong in shape, slightly tapering towards the crown. Eyes are broad and shallow making fruits more suitable for canning. The fruit is yellow when fully ripe and flesh is light greenish yellow, almost fibreless, and very juicy with 0.6-1.2% acid. The fruit has 14-18 brix of sweetness and is very juicy. It has more fibre and more juice than the locally available Rani Variety. The variety is also known for being easy to cut and slice and the skin is less thorny than the regular variety.

Agro-Climatic conditions of the State are very much suitable for cultivation of Pineapple in large scale, Pineapple Fruit from this district is said to be among the Best in the World as they are very sweet with very little or no fiber.

In 1916, Welsh Presbyterian evangelist Rev. Watkin Roberts, who led a band of 15 Hmar families from Tripura to settle in the Hmarkhawlien area in Assam’s Cachar district, had taught the people to cultivate pineapples in this hilltop settlement. The Hmarkhawlien pineapples are reckoned to be the sweetest among all pineapple varieties in India as during the monsoon period their sugar content varies between 16 and 28 per cent.

Three varieties of pineapple are generally grown in the tribal farms of Nagaland. These are Queen, Kew and Giant. The Kew variety (locally known as Gaimpew) is grown in abundance thus acting as an abundant raw material resource for the Food Processing Industries. The region has been growing Pineapples for over 50years now. Molvum is very popular among Nagamese people as being the best pineapple growing regions.

In 2012 the farms were adopted by ICCOA – Indian Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture – to propogate organic farming – helping people with acquiring organic certification for their produce to make it worth their effort and to find markets all over India and abroad.

Since then the farm had been 100% certified organic and they grow close to around 8000 tonnes of certified Organic pineapples in the region. Almost 70% of the produce is consumed locally and among other sister states.

At Rare N Fresh™, we are sourcing the Kew Pineapples from curated Farms located in Nagaland, that follow some of the most sustainable and regenerative farming methods in the country. These farms have a distinction of boasting some of the sweetest Pineapples fro India and have been recognised by many State Governments of India and International entities.

Meghalaya literally means “Abode (alaya) of the Clouds (megha)”. The name describes the climatic phenomenon that brings torrents of rain in this region. Meghalaya is a region of great scenic beauty: a panorama of lush, undulating hills, fertile valleys, waterfalls, sparkling mountain streams and lakes. Tucked away in the hills of eastern sub-Himalayas Meghalaya is one of the most beautiful states in the country.ost beautiful states in the country.

Consumer research shows that people like pineapples that are yellowish-green, taste sweet, are big in size, have a strong flavor, and are soft and smooth. Meghalaya Kew variety seems to meet all these criteria and stands out among pineapple varieties available worldwide.

Meghalaya is a special place in the lap of Mother Nature. Besides its breathtaking beauty and lush hills, this northeastern state has the perfect weather for growing a special plant. Pineapple plants thrive in places like Ri Bhoi, East Khasi, and Garo Hills in Meghalaya, as long as the temperatures stay moderate, between 22-32 degrees Celsius. The soil here which is sandy and slightly acidic (with a pH of 5.0-6.0) is just what pineapples love. This unique combination of climate and soil makes Meghalaya pineapples tastier and more nutritious than others, making them a favorite both locally and internationally. People all around the world have fallen in love with them.

Meghalaya pineapples are like nutritional superstars. They are packed with vitamins A and C, potassium, and important dietary fiber. This makes them a great choice for people who want both delicious taste and good nutrition in their food. These pineapples contain vitamins A, B, and C, as well as minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron. They also have a helpful enzyme called bromelain for digestion. You can enjoy this fruit fresh, as juice, jam, squash, or syrup. In India, many people love canned pineapple slices and juice, which make up more than 70 per cent of the total production.

Meghalaya plays an important role in India’s pineapple farming, contributing more than 8 per cent of the country’s total pineapple production. In 2019–20, Meghalaya produced 1,38,701 metric tons of pineapples, and this number has been steadily rising in recent years. What makes Meghalayan pineapples special is their unique flavour, and they are known for having juicy and delicious flesh that makes them even more appealing to the senses.

In Meghalaya, there are two main types of pineapples: giant kew and queen pineapple. The Giant Kew variety is known for having a high BRIX value, which means it is very sweet. Meghalaya pineapples are grown using old-fashioned, natural farming methods without artificial fertilisers or insecticides. This means they have much fewer chemicals and pesticides in them. These traditional farming methods also help protect the pineapples from pests and diseases. However, because Meghalaya’s terrain is quite remote, it costs more to transport the pineapples to trade hubs like Delhi and Mumbai, especially since pineapples are perishable.

At Rare N FreshTM, we are sourcing the kew pineapples from a chosen few farms located in Meghalaya, that follow some of the most sustainable and regenerative farming methods in the country. These farms have a distinction of boasting some of the sweetest pineapples from India and have been recognised by many state governments in India and international entities.