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HILO FARHERS DISCUSS
I THE PINEAPPLE INDUSTRY!
Mr. C. H. Bentley of the California Fruit Canners'
Association Visits Hilo for the Purpose of
Co-Operating in the Establishment
of a Pineapple Cannery. '
"If we can be assured that the
Hilo growers will plant 200 or 300
acres in pineapples within the next
two or three years we will go ahead
and establish a pineapple cannery,"
said C. II. Uentlcy last Saturday" at
a meeting of the Hilo Agricultural
Society. Mr. Bentley is represent
ing the California Fruit Canners'
Association in the Islands and came
to Hilo particularly at the sugges
tion of R. I. Lillic to investigate
the pineapple industry with a view
to establishing a cannery. Mr.
Bentley came to Hilo after canvass
ing the situation in various parts of
the Islands for ten days. His judg
ment was positive that the pineap
ple is a crop which will yield splen-
Jdid returns to Hawaiian agricultur
ists. He was present at a meeting
of the Hilo Agricultural Society
last Saturday, and in a talk gave
his opinion of what should be done.
He said his firm had been consider
ing the pineapple question for three
years, but until Mr. I.illie came to
them with details they had nothing)
definite to work on. In considering
the establishing ol a cannery two
questions arose: What will the
pineapples cost? and how many can
we get? He said the larger the
scale of the enterprise the larger
would be the profit; that a ten ton
daily capacity would run at about
the same expense as a thirty ton
daily output. He said that he finds
lands differ in productive capacity.
anu the lrtut varies 111 quality.
Uentley explained at length the care '
necessary to be taken in handling I
the fruit before delivery at the can-,
nery. The pines should not be less
than three pounds in size. j
The discussion ranged over the '
entire subject. Mr. Uentley con
cluded with the suggestion that the 1
only way to get started is to make '
ten year contracts for the planting ,
of ten, twenty or thirty acres, de- J
livery to begin at a specified date.
If enough would sign to guarantee
delivery of fruit his people could '
have the cannery ready to receive1
From figures offered by members
it was estimated that pineapples at
$20 a ton would yield from $250 to
$290 per acre.
The report of R. I. Lillic to the
society follows: ,
Chas. Furneaux, Ksq., Chairman
Meeting Pineapple Growers:
Dear Sir: I herewith annex re
port of result of inquiries in San
Francisco relative to the cost of
manufacture and market for canned
pineapples, as member of committee
along with Mr. Clement appoint :d
at meeting in September:
Market I find that there is no
difficulty in disposing of any rea
sonable number of cases, up to say
50,000 annually, provided two' con
ditions are maintained: First, that
the pines are put up in a scientific
method, so that there are no swell
heads or defective cans, and also
that the pines themselves bear the
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I One thousand tons of pineapples necessary flavor to equal any exist
uium w uvaiMuw iui uwniMycar b ng p,e on the market. Second.
operations. 1 hat would mean that
I we must draw from Maui, Kona
and the surplus product of Oahu,
which is larger than all the other
I Islands put together. He believe
I it wise to locate a main plant cen
trally and then establish ''branch
canneries as the enterprise grew.
The cost of the plant is a small
item compared to expense of opera
tion. A plant to turn out 25,000
to 50,000 cases would cost $10,000.
The chief outlay would be for
labor, pities, cans and sugar. The
outlay on such a plant would be
perhaps $75,000 for the first year.
Mr. Bentley said he hoped to in
terest the plantation people, as he
did not believe the required amount
of fruit could be obtained from the
small growers. If the plantations
would plant pineapples in small
areas not suitable for cane they
would become the chief sources of
He expressed his thanks for cour
tesies extended to him by the Hilo
Railroad, Wilder S. S. Co. and the
C. C. Kennedy of Waiakea said
there is no doubt that a-a lands
ripen cane better than other lands,
that the pines can be crown at 11
price that will allow a profit to the
grower, the canner, and the mer
chant or broker.
, On the first heading: There are
Hawaiian canned pines 011 the
United States market of which I
have been told from absolutely reli
able sources the percentage of
swells alone run to 12 percent.
This simply means a loss to all con
cerned and indicates improper or
faulty manufacture, and points to
the necessity of having one or more
practical and thoroughly qualified
men at the head of the cannery.
Every merchant interested in can
ning fruit insisted that the success
of any cannery depended on the
man at the head of the working
On the second heading: The con
census ol opinion is that in order
to dispose of any large quantity
and to meet the prices of Singapore
and, other pines a price 'to the con
sumer of twenty-five cents for a re
puted three pound can is necessary.
Hence the wholesaler must have a
price of about $2.25 per dozen, and
the factory price to the broker, who
would act as distributor, must be
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Hilo, .... Hawaii
and believed they contain from one ( about $1.75 per dozen net, which I
to two per cent more saccharine I anther i tl nrin nimnt ..,i.:i.
than is shown in lands beyond the
Wailttku. He had no doubt pine
apples would make the same show
ing as cane,
water it needs
cannery would have to be run to be
able to place its output.
Cost of Manufacture First: I
Cane takes what j am informed that a 'complete plant
in a-a g-ound and with buildinir to ninke its mvii mne
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SPECIAL ATTENTION IS CALLED TO THE FACT THAT
Is that which has been manufactured for
years exclusively by the
the past fifteen
pineapples would do likewise
C. II. Bentley: Would the plan
tations take an interest in pineapple
C. C. Kennedy: No; they have
their hands full from the year's end pay
to end. I small
and put up say 10,000 1020,000,
cases during the short season would
cost say $8,000 to $io,ooo, and
with any smaller output than 10,-1
000 cases such a cannery would not 1
The cannery machinery for a 1
cannery boilers, pans, etc.
California Fertilizer Works
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
Bentley: Have you no slack time? (without can making machinery or I
C. C. Kennedy, I have been here J including building), might be got' When purchasing be sure that in addition to the brand
twenty-five years and have found j together for $1,000 or $2,000, but 1 tue lmme f the California Fertilizer Works is on every
no slack time on our plantation. , in that case cans and cases would sac otherwise you will not be getting-the genuine article'.
We have no spare time to devote to have to be imported, and as a com-'
pineapples. We will give lands at
1 a reasonable figure and will do what
petent head is considered indispen
sable 1 do not see that a small can-
we can to help the pineapple enter-, nery would be a success. Cans
P"se- cost about thirty cents ner dozen.
P. O. IiQX 767,
C. M, COOKK, President. 0. R. CARTF.R, Vice.Pres.'aud Manager.
K. F. IlISHOP, Treasurer. J. P, COOKP., Secretary.
G. II. R0UKRTS0N, Auditor H. I). TIJNNUV, C. II. ATHI;RT0N, Directo
President Furneaux said there is
no lack of laud suitable for pine
apple growing. The members of
the society represent 1,000 acres.
The land is not the question.
George Paty said that the capital
to handle the land was the question.
In reply to a question from II.
1$. Kelsey, a Kaiwiki grower, Mr.
cases seven cents per dozen, and
labels five cents per dozen. Two
freights would add to expenses, so
it appeared to me that many diffi
culties came in the way of begin- j
niug on a small scale. I spent con-'
siderable time in interviewing such '
people as Tillman & Beildel, Suss-
(Continued on Pajje Three.)
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