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Do you know any fruits that are native to Hawaii?
« on: February 24, 2024, 07:24:45 AM »
In Hawaii, many fruits grow, but most of them have been brought in from overseas. So, what are the fruits that have been in Hawaii since ancient times? 
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Re: Do you know any fruits that are native to Hawaii?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2024, 10:28:23 AM »
Alkala and Ohelo are two that come to mind.

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Re: Do you know any fruits that are native to Hawaii?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2024, 04:47:54 AM »
 :)Thank you for your help,Iíll search about them.

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Re: Do you know any fruits that are native to Hawaii?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2024, 05:17:50 AM »
What is alkala ?
I couldnít find them.

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Re: Do you know any fruits that are native to Hawaii?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2024, 01:25:27 PM »
What is alkala ?
I couldnít find them.

Sorry for the typo. It should have been Akaka or Hawiian Raspberry (Rubus hawaiensis). Ohelo is Hawaii's version of the blueberry.

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Re: Do you know any fruits that are native to Hawaii?
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2024, 02:32:02 PM »
Guavas and Passion Fruit

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Re: Do you know any fruits that are native to Hawaii?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2024, 11:07:10 PM »
Syzygium sandwicense (tried it)
Eugenia koolauensis

Some other minor fruits that aren't particularly notable
Grow cooler fruits

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Re: Do you know any fruits that are native to Hawaii?
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2024, 10:10:05 AM »
Guavas and Passion Fruit

Both native to South America. Guava is invasive in Hawaii

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Re: Do you know any fruits that are native to Hawaii?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2024, 12:10:14 PM »
How does Hawaiian raspberry taste? I bet it's heat tolerant

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Re: Do you know any fruits that are native to Hawaii?
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2024, 06:44:10 PM »
The only indigenous Hawaiian land mammal is a bat, so plants here didn't evolve to yield much food for humans. Besides the Vaccinium and Rubus mentioned above, I've been curious to try lama (Diospyros hillebrandii), a persimmon relative. My notes read "Sweet but scant fruit pulp.  Maybe fun to select for more pulp?"

Mamaki (Pipturus albidus) has edible inoffensive fruit, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat it.

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Re: Do you know any fruits that are native to Hawaii?
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2024, 11:51:46 AM »
Eugenia reinwardtiana

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Re: Do you know any fruits that are native to Hawaii?
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2024, 12:29:57 PM »
The only indigenous Hawaiian land mammal is a bat, so plants here didn't evolve to yield much food for humans. Besides the Vaccinium and Rubus mentioned above, I've been curious to try lama (Diospyros hillebrandii), a persimmon relative. My notes read "Sweet but scant fruit pulp.  Maybe fun to select for more pulp?"

Mamaki (Pipturus albidus) has edible inoffensive fruit, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat it.

Iíve tried it. The amount of edible flesh is almost nothing. Also astringent

 

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