Sugar cane

In 1493, Christopher Columbus had a sugar cane planted on Hispaniola (Greater Antilles, Dominican Republic and Haiti) during his second voyage. As a result, the Spaniards transferred sugar cane from the Canary Islands to Hispaniola. They then built the first sugar cane mills there and began transporting sweet goods by ice throughout Europe.

The Dominican Republic currently has the best conditions for growing sugar cane, and for this reason too, sugar cane is one of the country’s most important agricultural products.

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