In the orchard at Horizon: what we grow to harvest

We have a large variety of fruit trees that we grow here on the property. Growing conditions on the Big Island are perfect for almost everything although some varieties can be tricky and the harvest unpredictable.

Avocados

We have two varieties, the sharwil and the kahalu’u. Avocado season begins around June and runs through November/December.

Bananas

We are currently growing apple bananas in our vegetable garden. Bananas grow year round.

Jaboticaba

We have one jaboticaba tree. The tree produces a black plum. It takes 12-15 years to get your first harvest! Makes great syrups and jams. Flowers once a year, around September/October.

'Ulu (breadfruit)

Fruits all year. Great in a stir fry or even in pancakes!

Lemons

We currently grow Meyer lemons and these grow year round.

Lilikoi (passionfruit)

Lilikoi or passionfruit, grows on a vine and can produce fruit year round depending on rainfall.

Limes

We grow Tahitian seedless limes. These grow year round.

Lychee

Usually produces fruit in late summer but can be unpredictable. Some years there is a good harvest, other years we can have almost no fruit at all.

Mangos

We have a few mango trees in the orchard, including the Keitt mangos which can grow quite large. The quantity of the fruit produced can vary year to year.

Oranges

We grow six varieties of oranges, including navel and tangelo. We have oranges fruiting almost 9 months out of the year.

Papaya

Papaya grow year round here and we have many trees on the property. They are also a favorite of Cleo and Ele who are particularly good at finding fallen papaya (and eating them too, of course).

Pineapple

It can take up to 18 months to get your first pineapple, but it’s worth it! We are currently growing just the white pineapple (sugarloaf variety). Produces fruit in late fall.

Pomelo

The ancestor to the grapefruit, this huge fruit is usually ripe in the fall.

Rambutan

The rambutan is a cousin to the lychee. It’s a hairy red fruit with white flesh and a stone. The tree produces fruit in September.

Starfruit

Starfruit is available year round but tends to produce a greater quantity in the fall.

Almost all of this fruit will appear on the fruit platter for breakfast, depending on the time of year!

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