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The pictures and data on these pages are from more than 32 years of work on the Big Island. There is a wide range of harvest times due to the many elevations and locations where the fruit trees are found. Year to year rainfall also makes a difference in when fruit is available. These pages are drafts and for review and comment. Please feel free to send me your comments and criticisms. I will update the individual sections when I can.




Grant funded project from the Hawaii Dept. of AG to develop four mini germplasm collections on 3 islands

  • Increasing the Supply of Specialty Crop Fruit Trees for Growers in Hawaii

    Grant funded project for the Hawaii Dept. of AG to develop new markets for exotic fruit

  • Building New Markets for HawaiiÕs Ultra Exotic Ethnic Tropical Fruits
    „now with recipes„

    New Adding Value Publication

    -----Fruit Publications--------

    New Post Harvest Tips
  • Publications on Selected Tropical Fruit, Avocado research, and Food Allergy Primer for Culinary Students(updated (2-25-14)

    Grapes for Tropical Hawaii WSARE PROJECT

  • Grapes for Tropical Hawaii(„3-11-14„)

  • HTFG Facebook page


  • Hawaii Grown video segments on tips for harvesting, post-harvest care, marketing and producing quality tropical fruit. Find out what the chefs, grocers and wholesalers are looking for.
    „„„„„May 2012 - New Grafting and airlayering videos„„„„„

    Fruit Posters, postcards and links to our store on

  • „NEW Grape POSTER„, Mango Poster, Fig Poster, Banana poster, fruit poster, cards, culinary products and pictures of our display of 112 different tropical fruit. Citrus and avocado posters are here!
  • NEW Mango poster Available

  • No Chill Stone Fruit for Hawaii

  • Stone fruit project pages

    Agriculture Education Workshop Powerpoints

  • Links to powerpoints and pdf files from the workshop presentations.

    -------------Fig Variety Tests in South Kona-----------

  • Choosing the Best Figs for Hawaii

    -------------University of Hawaii 12 Trees Project-----------

  • 12 trees Project Pages (project is finished)
  • Culinary School Recipes

  • Seedling avocados needed for evaluation

  • -------------Links to our fruit data and photos.-----------

  • Fruit data sheets and photos. (updated 9-28-10
  • -------------AVOCADO section-----------

  • New Avocado Section (10-4-10)
  • ------------Japan and non -U.S. Fruit Information ------------
    Reports and Photos on fruit in Japan, Food EX show and the Japanese Fruit Parks. Stories on Hawaiian Agriculture in Japanese (updated 7-24-09)

    -----------Big Island Resource Conservation & Development Council Grant-------------

  • BIRCD Grant for Value Added Products at Hawaii Community College -West Hawaii Culinary Arts Program

    Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers

  • Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Links - Conference photos and powerpoints(updated 9-22-11)

    ----------Gluten Free Notes------------

  • Notes and papers on being gluten free and celiac- Index page

    ----------Rants and letters to the Editor------------

  • Assorted rants and letters to the editor and photos of boxes that should not be in Hawaii!-- Weekly Newspaper Food ads - Local versus the imports! (updated 1-26-11)


  • PowerPoints from various conferences. - Index page (updated 1-28-08)

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