Description: A special virus elimination treatment of common green ti, a canoe plant introduced by the early settlers of Hawaii in prehistory, was used by a University of Hawaii researcher. The resulting improved plants are free of at least 5 viruses. Compared to untreated plants, some of which have leaves barely 19” long, spotted, and discolored, the improved plants have beautiful 30” leaves with no spots or discoloration, and thick, sturdy stems.
Uses: The Ti leaves can be used for lau lau, lei, flower arrangements, long hula skirts, and the plants in landscaping and garden designs.
Availability and Pricing: -Plants grown in tissue culture are available in 4” pots at $5; about 300 to 400 are immediately available. -Small plants in 2” pots at $3; about 200 are immediately available - Due to contract limits more will only be available throughout the current year (2023)
Description: Papaya plants from seeds are either female or hermaphrodite. Fruits from both taste the same but fruit size could be a problem. Hermaphrodites are preferred by growers because of their slender, uniform fruits and consistent fruit size. Females must be pollinated by pollen from hermaphrodite plants. Unpollinated or poorly pollinated female flowers either do not produce fruits or fruits can be too small. The HARC hermaphrodite Rainbow and Laie Gold/Kamiya plants in 4” pots are field- or garden-ready. They should be grown for 1 to 2 weeks in full sun then planted in the ground. Flowers can develop in 2 months and ripe fruit harvested in 8 months.
Availability and Pricing: - 200 Rainbow plants are immediately available at $10 a piece - 30 Laie Gold/Kamiya plants are immediately available at $10 apiece - More plants will be available throughout the year