Ackees Cote D’Ivoire s.a.r.L.

 
 

Ackee is the national fruit of Jamaica and is borne in clusters on an evergreen tree. Its name is derived from West African Akye fufo. The tree was brought from Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), West Africa during the 18th century. Another name for the plant was Blighia Sapida in honour of Captain William Bligh who took samples to
Kew in 1793.  Ackee trees are found across the island of Jamaica but the main producing areas are located in Kingston, Clarendon, St Elizabeth and
most recently in St Mary.

Ackee is a delicacy enjoyed by many at breakfast instead of eggs.  It can also be added to our salad and of course, as a side dish to fish, meat or chicken. 

The canned product is exported to Canada, European Countries and North America along with various other countries that Jamaicans have immigrated to and continues to be enjoyed by Jamaicans as well as everyone.

The Jamaicans were one of the largest and most reputable producers of Ackees on the Island operating as cultivators and processors of the product.

In Cote D’Ivoire our plantation has more than 23,000 trees, on 80 hectors of land, which makes Ackees Cote D’Ivoire, the biggest Ackee plantation and
growers of the world today
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