Author Topic: ISO: Hala fruit (kewda/screw pine).  (Read 520 times)

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ISO: Hala fruit (kewda/screw pine).
« on: March 26, 2023, 03:03:43 PM »
Does anyone know if Hala fruit is grown anywhere on Oahu?

If not, is anyone selling them or know where to get them (nationwide)?

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Re: ISO: Hala fruit (kewda/screw pine).
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2023, 03:42:20 PM »
I've seen many trees many places and never a fruit

No idea why they are so hard to find

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Re: ISO: Hala fruit (kewda/screw pine).
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2023, 11:38:14 PM »
My neighbor has a tree that fruits, I can see when the fruit are ready to harvest and if he will let me have any, they look heavy AF and might be pricy shipping 🤷‍♂️

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Re: ISO: Hala fruit (kewda/screw pine).
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2023, 05:38:46 PM »
My neighbor has a tree that fruits, I can see when the fruit are ready to harvest and if he will let me have any, they look heavy AF and might be pricy shipping 🤷‍♂️

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Re: ISO: Hala fruit (kewda/screw pine).
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2023, 08:20:00 PM »







Hey guys really sorry on the late replies to the DMís on this subject I just seriously kept forgetting, here is a shot of my neighbors tree I asked him about the fruit and he said go for it, I donít mind mailing these out for a nominal fee though I have ZERO idea how to properly pick this fruit in itís ripe stage if anyone cares to advise?

Thanks,

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Re: ISO: Hala fruit (kewda/screw pine).
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2023, 09:48:58 PM »
Are these ones commonly in landscaping equivalent to one grown for the fruit?  Does anyone know anyone who grows them for the fruit?  I know there are different species, but just asking because I've tried some of the fruit and couldn't understand how anyone called it edible.  So fibrous and not really even worth messing with the ones I tried which seemed ripe, and I tried varying stages at Fruit and Spice before as well.  I'll admit ignorance, but these are grown a fair bit in S FL.

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Re: ISO: Hala fruit (kewda/screw pine).
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2023, 07:08:10 AM »
correct me if Iím wrong but the fruit isnít that crazy; I mean visually sure it looks amazing just not a lot of flesh. Iím pretty sure people use the leaves of the tree as a vanilla substitute

edit: wait I'm confusing the vanilla substitute with pandan
« Last Edit: April 09, 2023, 12:39:38 PM by tru »
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Re: ISO: Hala fruit (kewda/screw pine).
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2023, 10:39:01 AM »
The Halaís drop their ripe pods from those giant pineapple looking fruit.
The pods are used for Leiís and the leaves for weaving and thatching.
I have seen the different color fruits littering the ground but never tasted one.
I donít think they have ever been selected for flavor but were/are instead useful in many facets of life in the tropics.
I recently saw a 6 acre ocean front property that was 99% Hala forest, very cool and inviting place.

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Re: ISO: Hala fruit (kewda/screw pine).
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2023, 12:32:39 PM »
correct me if Iím wrong but the fruit isnít that crazy; I mean visually sure it looks amazing just not a lot of flesh. Iím pretty sure people use the leaves of the tree as a vanilla substitute

edit: wait I'm confusing the vanilla substitute with pandan

The pandan plant normally used culinarily is Pandanus amaryllifolius, which is not the same as Hala

Hala can be used, and some cultivars have better fruit than others
« Last Edit: April 10, 2023, 12:35:26 PM by Vegan Potato Man »

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Re: ISO: Hala fruit (kewda/screw pine).
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2023, 07:15:09 PM »
We usually chew the pods to get the sweet juice. Super fibrous. Just a chew and spit out the fiber kind of experience. Shoots, I literally just threw a couple fruits out.
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