Any suggestions for Kona food plantings?

konahoodOctober 17, 2009

After 6 years of stubbornly trying to grow what I like to eat the most without much success, I'm ready to try what grows best. My mangoes, lilikoi, coconuts, macnuts, citrus, papaya, bananas, tomatoes, squash, herbs, green onions and dryland taro have all done fairly well, but the avocado, coffee, cacao and lychee have not done very well. I am at 100 feet elevation and get about 12 inches annual rainfall. Any suggestions?

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mauirose(11)

Beans.

Wing bean, lima bean, yard longs, cowpeas should all grow well for you.

If you can grow tomatoes then you should be able to grow eggplant.

For leafy greens maybe try amaranth or even chard if you can give it a little bit of shade.

Sounds like you've found a lot that grows for you already!

    Bookmark   October 17, 2009 at 10:36PM
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kamaleialoha

Sweet potato and breadfruit!

    Bookmark   November 2, 2009 at 4:36PM
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