Mountain Apples

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It’s June, and that means Mountain apple season.  We have two varieties – a white and a red. They’re mild in flavor, and refreshing on a hot summer day. There are some really large red apples currently growing on the tree.  We have quite a few this year which is exciting. I recently found out that mountain apples were a canoe plant. Polynesians brought the seed to Hawaii and established the plant here. The bark and leaves can be used for various medicinal purposes. The flower looks very similar to the Ohia flower and share a similar name Ohia ai. The red apple has a bright pink flower and the white has a white flower.

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