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Lychee especially abundant this year

By Joan Namkoong

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 23, 2012

~~<p>Word is that it's a bumper-crop year for lychee. Commercial farmers like Wailea Ag Group, Onomea and Family Farm on the Hamakua coast of Hawaii island report that there will be plenty of this delicious fruit in Oahu markets in the coming weeks.</p>
<p>Heavy flowering and fruit set, a dry period in January and cool nights are some of the conditions leading to this year's good crop, according to Chris Yuen of the Family Farm Inc. Yuen grows the bright red kaimana variety, plentiful along the Hamakua coast, especially good for its big, heart-shaped fruit, small seed and fragrant and delicious flesh.</p>
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Word is that it's a bumper-crop year for lychee. Commercial farmers like Wailea Ag Group, Onomea and Family Farm on the Hamakua coast of Hawaii island report that there will be plenty of this delicious fruit in Oahu markets in the coming weeks.

Heavy flowering and fruit set, a dry period in January and cool nights are some of the conditions leading to this year's good crop, according to Chris Yuen of the Family Farm Inc. Yuen grows the bright red kaimana variety, plentiful along the Hamakua coast, especially good for its big, heart-shaped fruit, small seed and fragrant and delicious flesh. Login for more...



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