Answer: Unfortunately, I am not familiar with the Dole pineapple plantation's specific practices. You might contact them and ask them directly how they produce their pineapples. There is contact information at the following web site:
Pineapples really require a tropical climate to grow their best. Outside of moving there, I do not think you will be able to grow full sized premium pineapples such as those sold in the grocery store for fresh eating. If you still want to try, here are some pineapple growing tips from California: http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/pineapple.html
Good luck with your project. I'm sorry I can't be more helpful.
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