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HawaiiFruitGrowerNovember 14, 2012

Hi guys names Brennan, this is a neat forum and in glad I joined! So about me: I found my green thumb and live for agriculture at a very young age. Now I love growing vegetables, and fruit trees is my favorite! I have 2 avocado trees: variety a Kahaluu and ota, 2 lychee: variety kaimana, 2 orange: variety Washington navel and cara cara, two tangerines: variety unknown, one lime: variety is rare called kurasai, lilikoi passion fruit, and a avocado seedling I just grafted with a yamagata scion, pretty good ah for a 15 yr old! Well anyways that's a little about myself, I hope to post some pics of what I have since its a beautiful day in Maui!

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Washington navel orange graft almost 2 yrs old, 1 year in the ground!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 10:02PM
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Pic of my yellow lilikoi fruits! I have about 15 more on the vine!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 10:06PM
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My tangerine air layer I made, my family doesn't know the variety but its a good sweet one!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 10:11PM
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Pic of my loquat tree, almost 15 yrs old produces a fairly good fruit

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 10:14PM
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Pic of my newest tree, a ota avocado! It's a graft and should be producing in a few years!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 10:16PM
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Newest avocado tree, a Kahaluu variety! I've tried this avocado before its the best I've eaten! Hopefully mine starts producing in one yr or maybe two!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 10:39PM
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Lychee graft, it's a kaimana variety probably the best Hawaiian variety!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 10:42PM
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Cara cara navel orange graft, this one will be producing in 3 years

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 10:49PM
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Avocado graft, it's a unknown variety seedling so I veneer grafted it with a yamagata avocado scion! Hopefully it catches, if your wondering that's plastic bags covering the grafting tape.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 11:01PM
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randg(11)

Those are awesome! I, too, have been exposed to growing things and getting different fruits from the tree, instead of the store, at a very young age. I remembered I used to climb the trees to either get avocados, jackfruit, santol, caimito, mangoes, and other tropical fruits, even before I can learn how to ride a bike.

That changed though when I moved to Hawaii, and will take several years before I can use my green thumb again for serious planting. And when I finally had a backyard, the first thing that was done is to plant fruit trees!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 5:53AM
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randg(11)

One fruit tree that you should try is Jaboticaba or Brazilian Grape. This is the fruit that is fruiting for me for the first time, and the taste of it is so delicious! However, buy the biggest/oldest plant you can afford because this fruit tree grow very slowly, and will take years to fruit from seed.

By the way, you can use Flickr to post pictures. That is what I do. You can correct it too, to rotate the pictures, etc.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 6:03AM
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Another one if my kaimana lychee grafts, been in the ground almost 1 year

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 11:15AM
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Radng, I really wanted a jaboticaba, my grandpa has a small fruit orchard on the big island, and I've tried it I really enjoy the taste, but only. Thing no one sells it, I also wanted to buy a abiu and Haitian star apple tree!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 11:20AM
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Radng, I really wanted a jaboticaba, my grandpa has a small fruit orchard on the big island, and I've tried it I really enjoy the taste, but only. Thing no one sells it, I also wanted to buy a abiu and Haitian star apple tree!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 11:22AM
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My tangerine tree this tree is small for its age, it's about 30 to 35 yrs old in Kahului our soil is sand so there's not much nutrients so I guess that's why it's small, yet produces a good tangerine!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 8:48PM
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Here's my kurasai lime, I believe it's like a have lime half lemon, it's great to use in drinks, we use it poke! I have never heard of this variety any where else, probably a very old variety. There's some new fruit on it, it produces about 2 times a year

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 8:55PM
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randg(11)

Check Frankies Nursery from Waimanalo, they sell Jaboticaba and they do ship. That's where I got mine originally five years ago, I want to visit that place again but don't have time.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 2:37PM
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Randg, I checked their website, their very pricey and I think shipping would cost a lot, but I've will keep on searching for a tree!

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 3:55PM
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mauirose(11)

Plant It Hawaii also offers Jaboticaba. Two varieties, last time i checked. Lowe's will take your name and add your tree to the next order they place.

I'd like to learn to graft one day. I love the avo trees that are topworked with different varieties so that something is always in season.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2012 at 6:09PM
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Mauirose, I may think about doing that, and yes grafting is something you should learn, I practice a lot on avocados and citrus, one day I will perfect my grafting skills!

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 12:23PM
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So would lowes charge extra for the plant?

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 7:45PM
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