Tag Archive | "avocado"

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Farming with Love: USDA avocado rule a good first step

Ken Love | Special to Hawaii 24/7 A new USDA rule and approval allowing Hawaiian-grown Sharwil avocados to be shipped to a 32 mainland states between November and March is a first step in the right direction. Although there are a number of caveats that will have to be met before the fruit can be […]

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Agriculture advocate compares advertising of local items, imported items

Farming with Love: Analysis of local, imported produce

Agriculture advocate compares advertising of local items, imported items

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Ag industry, chefs searching for great avocados

Ag industry, chefs searching for great avocados

MEDIA RELEASE Are you growing a good avocado? Inquiring minds want to know. The University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resource (UH CTAHR), the Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Association (HTFG) and the Kona Kohala Chefs Association are asking farmers and backyard growers to submit avocado samples for possible crop industry research and […]

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Ken Love and www.Hawaiifruit.net have released two new posters featuring Big Island grown citrus and avocados. Each poster took over 2 years to complete.

New Hawaii fruit posters available

Ken Love and www.Hawaiifruit.net have released two new posters featuring Big Island grown citrus and avocados. Each poster took over 2 years to complete.

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Avocado Festival Saturday in Captain Cook

Third Annual Hawai`i Avocado Festival 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. February 21, 2009 Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden Captain Cook, Hawai`i Free Admission Avocado Recipe Tasting Contest Judged by UH Culinary School Chef Instructors Entries in by 10am judging at 12 noon First place prizes Best Recipe Best Dessert Best Guacamole Live Music & Entertainment […]

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Farming with Love: Harvest avocados at the right time!

Farming with Love: Harvest avocados at the right time!

(Eds. Note: Farming with Love is a semi-regular column by Kona resident Ken Love who is a specialist in tropical fruit horticulture and market development. Love works on local sustainability issues for Hawaii farmers, value added product development and farmer-chef relations.) Harvest avocados at the right time! By Ken Love/Special to Hawaii247.com Each week when […]

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County grant awarded to Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers

County grant awarded to Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers

County grant awarded to Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers The county Department of Research and Development has awarded $4,000 in supplemental funding to the Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers for the development and production of the Big Island Avocado poster. The poster features many avocado varieties that have market potential and highlights avocado varieties most favored by […]

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