Fast Fruit Facts:

  • Sugarcane takes two years to mature. One ton of water is needed to produce a single pound of sugar.

  • Heliconia range from 3' to 20' and come in nearly every color of the rainbow.

  • Versatile green ti leaf is a good luck symbol believed to keep evil spirits away and is often found planted by the entrances to homes in Hawaii.

  • The Malaysian star fruit tree is actually a native of China and India.

  • Hawaii produces the only commercial coffee crop in the United States.

  • Kamiya Papaya is a self-pollinating hermaphrodite with both male and female flowers.

  • Each trunk of our dwarf Brazilian apple bananas bears only one stalk in its lifetime.

  • Taro (kalo) is valued by Polynesian people as a rich source of carbohydrate and for its medicinal and supernatural powers.

  • Mango trees take five years to bear fruit but will produce for 100 years.

  • Guava juice has five times more vitamin C than orange juice.

  • It takes 300 pounds of pressure per square inch to crack the "-thick shell of the Macadamia nut.

  • No machine has yet been invented that can husk a coconut, but take our tour and see your driver do it by hand in under 60 seconds!

  • Pineapples ripen from the bottom up. If your finger can pierce the "eye," don't buy it. Avoid pineapples with wet bottoms and strong smell. They're over-ripe.

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