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Default Visit to Kepler & Rust property-authors of Bananas in Hawaii book

Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet Angela Kepler and Frank Rust at their property on Maui. They were such wonderful people and were very generous with providing rare Hawaiian Mai'a keiki to me, knowing that I'm trying to make them more available within Hawaii. Many of these cultivars are at risk of extinction. Some of the ones they shared with me grow in only 1-2 places in Hawaii. A few types I am very excited to now have are 'Eke'ula, a type that seems to be in between a Maoli and Popoulu type, Manai Ula, a Maoli type with fruit that starts out red, and Ele Ele subvariety Polua, which is quite black.

Having lunch. Dr. Kepler made some delicious Saba Dippig sauteed in coconut oil. Delicious!


Manini water sucker with amazing variegation.


Dr. Kepler amongst her mat of Mysore.


Ele Ele, Polua subvariety.

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