Azoreans take pride in their greenhouse-grown pineapples, which are more acidic and fragrant than North American variety. The fruits make ideal gifts, but make sure to ask for a pineapple that has a pre-clearance certificate issued by the food and drug administration in the Azores—only certified pineapples will be accepted by U.S. Customs upon entry. (You can also buy an FDA-certified fruit at the Ponta Delgada Airport.)
4. Insider’s Tip
Published on Aug 26, 2010 as a web exclusive.