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Several initiatives promote breadfruit growing in isles

By Heidi Bornhorst

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 17, 2013

~~<p>Driving out to the Windward side, destination Hauula Community Association, with breadfruit expert Diane Ragone was an eye-opening experience. As we drove along the green coastline, Ragone called out the names and conditions of breadfruit, or ulu, trees spotted along the way:</p>
<p>&quot;There's a nice ma'a&shy;fala dripping with fruit; there's another. Check that yard, Heidi &mdash; there's a maopo, a favorite, big, round variety from Samoa. Look, that yard has a Hawaiian and a couple of ma'a&shy;fala. That one is chlorotic; it needs some mulch and fertilizer.&quot;</p>
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Driving out to the Windward side, destination Hauula Community Association, with breadfruit expert Diane Ragone was an eye-opening experience. As we drove along the green coastline, Ragone called out the names and conditions of breadfruit, or ulu, trees spotted along the way:

"There's a nice ma'a­fala dripping with fruit; there's another. Check that yard, Heidi — there's a maopo, a favorite, big, round variety from Samoa. Look, that yard has a Hawaiian and a couple of ma'a­fala. That one is chlorotic; it needs some mulch and fertilizer." Login for more...



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