Archive for December, 2013

Hawaiian Apples
December 17, 2013


We ship a lot of apple tree orders to Hawaii, but as is often the case with parents, never hear back from the “kids”.  However the above image is courtesy of Forrest and Kim Starr, who sent a link to photos of apples and trees around Maui, Hawaii.

The training and growth habit is terrible on some of the trees, and proper training could greatly increase the health and productivity of the tree (plug my book Growing Apples in the Tropics).  But it gives evidence that, like many areas we ship to, apples have been grown there before and are quite happy in a tropical environment.  We’re pleased to introduce a much wider range of varieties that will extend the harvest season for months and compete against the best of what’s in their supermarkets.