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Back in the Day on Maui

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                                9/23/58
                                This isn’t a small watermelon Fely Tomoso of Kihei is holding. It is what is believed to be a record 3-1/2-pound mango, slightly larger than those that bear annually on the 16-year-old tree at the Tomoso home. When the Tomosos purchased the tree as a seedling, they were told it was a Saigon variety. David Butchart, Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. horticulturist, has taken pictures of the mango and thinks that the sweet-meat, smallseeded mango is a variety native to the Philippines.

    STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE

    9/23/58

    This isn’t a small watermelon Fely Tomoso of Kihei is holding. It is what is believed to be a record 3-1/2-pound mango, slightly larger than those that bear annually on the 16-year-old tree at the Tomoso home. When the Tomosos purchased the tree as a seedling, they were told it was a Saigon variety. David Butchart, Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. horticulturist, has taken pictures of the mango and thinks that the sweet-meat, smallseeded mango is a variety native to the Philippines.

Recalling Maui’s near and distant past, compiled from Honolulu Star-Advertiser archives. Read more

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