Wailea Ag was among our first farm stops on the Big Island culinary tour. While we were prepared to see lots of palm trees on the property, we never expected to find the modern day Garden of Eden as well. Michael was our tour guide and he loaded us up on a motorized golf cart and took us on a personal tour of his 110-acre property.
In no particular order, here is what we saw growing abundance at Wailea Ag: fresh peach palm, lychee, rambutans, pulasans, longans, Meyer lemons, keffir limes, durian, dragon fruit, avocado, passion fruit, mangosteen, starfruit, jackfruit, soursop, açai, citron, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, bay leaves, and cinnamon, to name a few.
While it seems that Michael and Leslie are already growing a large variety of crops, they are constantly experimenting with new fruits and vegetables, so it’s almost guaranteed that their farm will continue to grow over time. By the time we were done with the extensive tour, we also had a box to take home that was full of pretty much every fruit we could get our hands on.