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Farming with Love: Choosing the Best Figs for Hawaii

Farming with Love: Choosing the Best Figs for Hawaii

Ken Love / Special to Hawaii247.com Figs have been established in Hawaii since the mid-1800’s, yet only two the approximately one thousand varieties in the world have flourished. An ongoing project test more than 50 varieties at various elevations on the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii determined that there are many other […]

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Variety is the spice of life especially when it comes to fruit.

Farming with Love: Citrus in the islands

Variety is the spice of life especially when it comes to fruit.

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Coffee Web site offering “buy direct from farmer” listings

MEDIA RELEASE KAILUA KONA — Bruce Corker, president of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association, announced a fresh and updated Web site has just been launched. www.konacoffeefarmers.org  “We now have a lengthy list of farmers who will sell directly to Kona coffee connoisseurs worldwide. If you are interested in ordering “farm direct” Kona coffee, in coffee farm […]

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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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