It’s August and I’m in Mega-Summer-Fruit-Mode. Aren’t you? There’s nothing like sweet fresh fruit. And Hawaiian fruit is the best.
I’m going to take time over the next month (or more) to talk about the fruit you find in Hawaii. I will also post a couple fun recipes at the end of the series. One is my personal creation and the other is from my daughter and one of her friends.
I’m not going to highlight any one fruit today, but I did want to let you know about Native, Introduced, and Canoe Plants in Hawaii.
Native plants (or in our case, we’re looking at fruit) are those that existed from the beginning on Hawaii. Introduced plants have been brought to the islands over many years. Canoe plants were brought here by the first Polynesians and have grown well. They are pretty much considered native now.
But which of the following fruits are actually native to the islands?
Pineapple, Mango, Guava, Papaya?
You can leave a comment and a guess. I’ll give you the correct answer on Thursday as to which of these popular fruits are native.
I think I need to go pick some raspberries or blueberries from my garden. Soon I’ll be going on walks to find those luscious wild blackberry bushes. Not Hawaiian, but oh so delicious!
Mahalo for visiting!