|just one of the hundreds of avocado varieties in Hawaii :-)|
We stopped by the Ono Farms roadside stand in Hana town. It gave us a chance to unwind and buy some local Hawaiian fruits. We started our day early so it was a pleasant break from the twisty one-lane roads and bridges of the famous Hana road. Organic starfruit, banana varieties, Maui Gold pineapples, papayas and breadfruit are shown above.
Fruit and vegetable stands like this one (shown above) are a common sight along country roads in the Philippines. This cute one along the Hamakua Coast in the Big Island with its attractive pink sign (shown below) caught our attention.
|there are also many banana varieties|
Our first taste of passion fruit or lilikoi (shown above) as they're called in Hawaii was like a flavor explosion. I kept ordering anything with lilikoi after that :-) It was very good in smoothies too.
|What's Shakin' snack stop along the Hamakua Coast|
Along the Hamakua Coast, we drove by an orchard with a convenient snack place called "What's Shakin" and it was another opportunity to experience island living. Too bad dragonfruits were not in season yet but it was nice to see the neat row of dragonfruit trees (shown above) they have there.
Back at our rental condo, we enjoyed this tropical fruit bowl of young coconut, starfruit, papaya, avocado and rambutan. Maybe someday we will return to the islands for another fruit tasting experience. Based on this gallery alone, we only had a small fraction of it and there are many many more we wish to try :-)