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Fruit Trees

Fruit trees are grown in a variety of shapes, sometimes to please the eye but mainly to encourage fruit production. The form or shape of fruit trees can be manipulated by pruning and training. Shaping and promoting a particular tree form is done to establish the plant in a particular situation under certain environmental conditions, to increase fruit yield, and to enhance fruit quality.

How to Plant & Fertilize a Fruit Tree

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How To Plant A Fruit Tree For a 3 gallon bag size dig a hole 18″ round and 24″ deep.  Make sure the hole has adequate water drainage.  Mix thoroughly 2 to 3 pounds of well composted manure and 1 cup dolomite lime and 1/2 cup treble superphosphate into the soil dug from the hole.  Cinders up to 33% in volume may be added to help with drainage.  Organic matter such as Macadamia husks, wood chips, or compost may be added up to 33% by volume.  Gently remove the plastic bag from the root ball, by cutting off the bottom of the bag or pot with a knife, and set the tree into the hole. Then...

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Green Gold Avocado

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Green Gold Avocado

~Green Gold Avocado A cultivar developed by the UH, considered by many to be superior to the Sharwil. Has a long and heavy bearing season (January-April, or longer). Medium size, pear-shaped fruit with a small seed, high oil content, and a rough green-gold skin. Type A.

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Murashige Avocado

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Murashige Avocado

~Murashige Avocado A Hawaii selection, which is a regular, heavy bearer with fruit ripe in late spring and early summer. The fruit is large, pear shape, with a small seed and a dark green skin. It has excellent flavor but ripe fruit does not store well.

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Sharwil Avocado

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Sharwil Avocado

~Sharwil Avocado Most popular with commercial growers. Has a long and heavy bearing season throughout the winter months (November-February). Medium size, pear-shaped fruit with a small seed, high oil content, and a green rough skin. ‘Sharwil’ is a most amazingly consistent bearer.

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Calamondin Lime

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Calamondin Lime

~Calamondin Lime Is a small upright and bushy tree with many attractive, bright orange small fruits all through the year. The flesh is orange, tart and very juicy. It can be used just as you would use any lime and has a distinct delicious flavor. The tree is easy to prune as a bush and can be containerized for many years in a large pot on the lanai. It is enjoyed for its fragrant blossoms and fruit that cover the tree several times a year.

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Tahiti Lime

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Tahiti Lime

~Tahitian Lime Also known as ‘Bearss Lime’ is a medium sized, vigorous tree that bears fruit about ten months of the year. The fruit is seedless, juicy and a prolific, dependable bearer. The skin of the fully ripe fruit will turn slightly yellow, but the juicy flesh inside is green, and has a true acid lime flavor. The dark green leaves and almost constant flowering make the ‘Tahitian’ lime an excellent orchard tree or container plant for the lanai. The consistent fragrant flowering and fruiting is a nice bonus.

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Improved Meyer Lemon Dwarf

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Improved Meyer Lemon Dwarf

~Meyer Lemon Is popular for its unique mild, juicy flavor and its almost year round fruit production. The small spreading trees have almost constant flowers and fruit and making it an excellent dooryard tree or potted fruiting tree for a sunny lanai. The ‘Meyer Lemon’ is very adaptable and can be grown in nearly every location in Hawaii. Fruits are large and round with smooth thin skin. It is such a heavy producer that tree does not grow large.

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Valencia Orange

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Valencia Orange

~Valencia Orange Is the standard “juice” orange. It is also called the ‘Kona’ Orange’, as it began its life in Hawaii in Kona. It is the most widely grown orange in the world. ‘Valencia’ Oranges are very productive. The fruit is delicious, seedless and make wonderful juice and are delicious fresh eating.

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Washington Navel Orange

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Washington Navel Orange

~Washington Navel Orange Is the most common and prolific orange in Hawaii. The tree is medium size with a round crown of dense, dark green leaves. The fruit is large and distributed throughout the tree. The seedless fruit has a delicious, rich juicy flavor.

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Chandler Pummelo

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Chandler Pummelo

~Chandler Pummelo A hybrid selection released in 1961 with a sweet, pleasant flavor. The skin is yellow with a slight blush. The flesh is pink or red, and sweet. It is ripe in the winter months and produces best in the sunny lowlands.

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Clementine Tangerine

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Clementine Tangerine

~Clementine Tangerine Is easy to peel, usually seedless, and ripens in the winter and spring months. The fruit is rich and very sweet and juicy. Trees prefer a coastal lowland climate for best fruit quality and production. It is a vigorous grower and comes into bearing early. The fruit achieves good color here.

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Temple Tangor

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Temple Tangor

~Temple Tangor Is a cross of orange and tangerine. It has the rounder look of an orange (often referred to as ‘Temple Orange’) and the ease of peeling and tenderness of a Tangerine (also called ‘Royal Mandarin’). The fruit is ripe in winter and spring and has a spicy-sweet flavor.

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Minneola Tangelo

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Minneola Tangelo

~Minneola Tangelo Is a fabulous fruit! The flavor is excellent, sweet/ tart, aromatic and rich. It makes excellent juice, as the fruit extremely juicy, and somewhat difficult to peel in our climate. The large orange fruit is ripe in the fall and winter months and tends to bear regularly and heavy. The Minneola is a cross of Tangerine and Grapefruit.

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Honey Tangerine

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Honey Tangerine

~Honey Tangerine Has a sweet delicious, somewhat spicy flavor and is very juicy. There are a few seeds and the fruit will hold on the tree very well when fully ripe. It is a vigorous, upright and productive grower with the fruit being held on the outermost ends of the branches. The fruit is medium sized and can be small if there is a heavy crop. The fruit is ripe usually in mid-winter through spring.

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Biew Kiew Longan

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Biew Kiew Longan

~Biew Kiew Longan Longans are usually eaten fresh but are also dried, canned, or made into delicious dessert sauces and sorbets. It is a delicious, juicy fruit with a very sweet flavor, and a single seed. It is a large spreading tree which is easily managed with annual pruning. It produces best below 2000’. ‘Biew Kiew’ is a popular commercial variety. It has large sweet fruit, bears well and has a good shelf life. ‘Sri Champoo’ is another recommended variety. It has large beautiful, sweet fruit, but not the shelf life of the ‘Biew Kiew’.

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Dwarf Apple Banana

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Dwarf Apple Banana

~BANANA ’DWARF APPLE’ In Hawaii there are many varieties. The ‘Dwarf Apple’ is a popular fresh eating banana in Hawaii. Known for its tart, sweet flavor, thin skin and wind resistance, it is also the best banana to dry, as it does not brown in the process. It has a long shelf life.

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Kaimana Lychee

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Kaimana Lychee

~Kaimana Lychee Lychee is one of Hawaii’s most popular fruits. The season is short and the red sweet fruit is savored by everyone. The Lychee is fresh out of hand but can be dried or used in desserts. The large beautiful trees thrive in a moist rocky soil and little fertilizer once they reach fruiting age. Lychee need to be protected from strong winds, and can be easily managed in height and shape with annual pruning after harvest. There are several popular varieties that do well here. The ‘Kaimana’ is the most popular cultivar because of its consistent bearing habits and high fruit...

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Mangosteen

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Mangosteen

~Mangosteen The “Queen of Fruits,” Mangosteen is a round, purple-brown, smooth, thick-skinned fruit. The fruit is apple-sized, white fleshed and considered the most delicious fruit in the world. The slow growing trees require tropical conditions, needing plenty of moisture and protection from wind. The trees take between 7-12 years to fruit, depending on care and location.

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Mulberry

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Mulberry

~Mulberry The abundant fruit of this fantastic tree is about one inch long, dark purple when ripe, sweet and tasty. The fruit is delicious eaten fresh and can easily be made into jams, pie fillings or colorfully added to a fruit salad. The trees thrive in most locations here and can be maintained in a bush fashion with ease. They fruit more abundantly after each trimming, as the berry is borne on the new growth.

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Pulasan

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Pulasan

~Pulasan Pulasan is closely related to rambutan. The fruit is generally sweeter than rambutan and has a berry like flavor. Instead of soft hairs like rambutan, the fruit has soft short ‘spines’. It is tropical in its requirements, growing best out of the wind with a warm moist climate.

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Soursop

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Soursop

~Soursop The fruit, contrary to its name, is sweet. It is eaten fresh or chilled and is often made into a juice. The juice can be mixed with wine or brandy. The small tree bears the large fruit directly on the trunk and large branches.

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White Mountain Apple

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White Mountain Apple

~Mountain Apple Mountain Apple, whether the ‘Red’ or ‘White’ variety, are delicious fresh eating fruits and grown easily in most backyards. The trees can get large and produce abundant fruit several times a year. The ‘Red’ variety is easier to market as it does not show blemishes to the skin. The ‘White’ variety will turn slightly pink if left on the tree until fully ripe. The flowers appear directly on the trunk and branches and soon fall, carpeting the ground a beautiful crimson red or snow white.

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Excel Mango

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Excel Mango

~Excel Mango A high-quality Hawaii selection that bears regularly in July and August. Fruits average about a pound with very little fiber and a very thin seed. Trees are upright, slow growing and medium sized and are best planted in dry areas only.

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Haden Mango

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Haden Mango

~Haden Mango The spicy excellent flavor and good color of ‘Haden’ makes it a long-time favorite in Hawaii. Fruits are ready to harvest June-July, averaging between 16-24 ounces. ‘Haden’ tends towards a vigorous, spreading habit and alternate bearing (fruits every other year). It is best suited for dry areas only.

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R2 E2 Mango

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R2 E2 Mango

~R2 E2 Mango A smooth skinned golden fruit with a red blush that tends to be oblong shaped with a very small seed. It bears a regular heavy crop of fruits 16 to 24 ounces that are rich, melting and spicy with no fiber.  It prefers to be planted in dry areas.

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Satsuma Tangerine

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Satsuma Tangerine

~SATSUMA TANGERINE Is a seedless variety. The reddish-orange fruit is medium sized and somewhat flattened at the stem end. The sweet and juicy fruits are usually ripe in the winter months. It is a small spreading tree with an open canopy and dark green foliage that loves the higher elevations in Hawaii, but does equally well in the moist low lands.

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