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'Kaimana', an improved new lychee cultivar for Hawaii

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Title:'Kaimana', an improved new lychee cultivar for Hawaii
Authors:Hamilton, Richard A.
Ito, Philip J.
Rapoza, Herbert
fruit crops
Litchi chinensis
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Date Issued:Dec 1992
Publisher:University of Hawaii
Citation:Hamilton RA, Ito PJ, Rapoza H. 1992. ‘Kaimana’, an improved new lychee cultivar for Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. 2 p. (Commodity Fact Sheet; CFS-LYCH-3B).
Series:Commodity Fact Sheet
Abstract:Lychee (Litchi chinensis L.) 'Kaimana' was named in 1982 to commemorate the 75th ("diamond") anniversary of the establishment of the Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station. 'Kaimana' means "diamond" in the Hawaiian language. The original seedling tree of 'Kaimana' grown at the Poamoho experimental farm on Oahu first produced fruit in 1965 at 10 years of age. This is truly a jewel of a lychee, producing excellent quality fruit. In addition, it has a more consistent bearing habit than any of the 14 Chinese lychee cultivars imported and tested in Hawaii during the past 110 years.
Pages/Duration:2 pages
Appears in Collections: Commodity Fact Sheet, 1981 - 1993

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