Aloe Vera | 19th Century Fields
At this time, Curaçao and Bonaire ceased harvesting, and the farmers stopped maintaining their lands. However, in Aruba, the people continued to keep the Aloe fields and either sold the product with a loss or stocked the Aloe Hard Gum.
The good news is this perseverance turned out to be a great gamble because prices came up again at the beginning of the next century in 1906, and the industry expanded quickly. During the following years, Aruba became the largest exporter of Aloe Hard Gum globally, earning its nickname the "Island of Aloes."um in the world, earning its nickname the "Island of Aloes".