Pineapple farmers say ditch the pumpkin for something sweeter

THIS Halloween it’s time to drop the American custom of carving pumpkins and support our local pineapple growers by getting behind the latest Aussie tradition of carving a sweet Spooky Pine.

Pure Gold Pineapples has released limited edition Spooky Pines, available at major supermarkets across Australia throughout October.

Best of all, unlike pumpkins, carving pineapples doesn’t leave any waste. Simply use the flesh of the pine in your favourite recipe or enjoy it fresh.

Carving a pineapple may sound complex but local farmer and chair of Australian Pineapples Sam Pike shared carving instructions on YouTube. Check it out at

Local farmers would also love to see your spooky creations. You can share pineapple lanterns on the Pure Gold Pineapples Facebook and Instagram pages:

For ideas on how to use the flesh from your sweet Spooky Pine visit the website:

Main image: Sam Pike shows off his carving skills