Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Jade Vine Flowering

A sure sign of Spring approaching is when the Jade Vine starts blooming. They are a spectacular sight and I always try to bring some strands  out to the fruit stand for our customers to enjoy. I don't know to many other flowers that have a green blue color like these

Caimito Season

I just picked the first batch of Caimito this season. The fruit come in purple and green colors.The green variety is from a tree I started from fruit given to me by Delbert Goo about 25 years ago. He was a farmer in the Kalihiwai Valley that helped me a lot when I was first getting started. He was very generous with his time, equipment and knowledge in growing papaya, banana, cucumber .... you name it. It gives me a lift to be picking this fruit and thanking him.The green type I think are a little sweeter than the purple and mature earlier here on our farm.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Winter Flowers

Climbing Pandanus , Freycinetia Multiflora , is in bloom now in front of the Fruit Stand. It gets a lot of attention for its bright orange flowers. 

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Monday, February 4, 2008

Garden Ponds Nursery

Behind our stand is Garden Ponds Nursery. Ken Bernard runs his business with a lot of care and consideration. Water plants are so easy to grow and there is no weeding! Its always nice to walk by early in the morning and get the aroma of lily or lotus flowers in the air.

Saturday, February 2, 2008


Here in Hawaii Canistel are called Eggfruit. It is not that popular a fruit I think as some fruit just aren't that good. Some of the better varieties are delicious and make a great addition to smoothies. This is a photo of my oldest tree, not much fruit this year as it was windy and rainy during flowering. There are a few though and here is what they look like