Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): My little orange orchard in Huelo, Haiku Maui HI

My little orange orchard in Huelo, Haiku Maui HI

We love to be growing our own oranges in Haiku Maui!

While it's taken some time for the trees to mature, it's been worth the wait of about 20 years.  It wouldn't have taken so long normally, but due to many adverse conditions these trees were slow to grow and produce fruit.  We had to amend the soil and there were a few years when we didn't give them enough attention.  But since some time has passed, the ground is much more fertile and the windbreaks have protected these fruit trees. Now we can enjoy some juicy ripe oranges right off the trees.

 oranges growing in Haiku Maui HI

Besides the delicious fruits, the orange blossoms are a real delight to smell!  Right now the trees are bearing a few oranges, and flowering as well.  The scent is heavenly, and reminds me of a visit to Orange County in California many many years ago.

orange blossoms in Haiku Maui HI

Growing oranges and other citrus trees in Haiku can be easy if you have some good soil and a little spot that's not too windy.  With ample rainfall the trees will thrive and be productive for decades.  Don't hesitate to plant some as soon as you can.

Are you looking for some land in Haiku where you can start your own little orchard or farm?  Search the Maui MLS for Haiku land for sale and let me help you to buy the parcel of your dreams.

Our little orange orchard in Huelo, Haiku Maui HI


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Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers
127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779
E-mail or call/text: 808 283-0635

Comment balloon 16 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • March 30 2016 07:36PM


That's fantastic Georgie.  The lesson for many of us in business is to plant those trees because we will harvest the rewards eventually if we are patient?

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) over 2 years ago

 Good morning Georgie Hunter R(S) . I did not realize that they grew oranges on Hawaii.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 2 years ago

I love that as well. Nothing like fruit that does not have any of the garbage commercial growers use in them.

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) over 2 years ago

You are right about how wonderful orange blossoms smell when trees are in bloom, Georgie Hunter R(S)  Love it!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty National) over 2 years ago

How interesting that you have oranges at this time of year - our season for citrus is in the fall. And you're right...the smell of those blossoms is heavenly!

Posted by Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker (Crescent City Living LLC) over 2 years ago

Lisa Heindel we have been picking oranges off these trees for months now! Thanks for dropping by.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 2 years ago

Thanks everybody for visiting and leaving your comments.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 2 years ago

Beautiful. Thank you very much for sharing your photographs.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 2 years ago

You can almost smell the orange blossoms from looking at the photo. I am sure you are enjoying the aroma of the blossoms and the taste of the oranges. 

Posted by JoAnn Moore, Home Loans in Delaware (The Mortgage Market of Delaware) over 2 years ago

Georgie I grew up with those trees in the backyard.  One of your photo reminded me of home.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 2 years ago

Hi Georgie Hunter R(S) ,  Your trees look awesome.  I will be glad when my fruit trees look like that.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 2 years ago

Georgie Hunter R(S) I love your orange trees.  We have them here in south Florida.  The last house I sold didn't have oranges but rather mangoes and bananas.  The seller made the buyer promise to take good care of those trees.

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) over 2 years ago

It is beautiful and does not look little:) 

The smell from those little blooms is delicious. 

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) over 2 years ago

Aloha Georgie, Haiku is a lovely spot to grow citrus. You definitely need to grow in area with a certain amount of rain water or else you will pay a small fortune to grow oranges in Hawaii, especially on the Leeward coasts. I can smell the blossoms now, mahalo for sharing!

Posted by Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i (HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 ) over 2 years ago

I remember the smell of orange trees from Southern California and Florida. It does smell heavenly!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 2 years ago

Hello Georgie ...

That would be wonderful to grow oranges, wonderful photos and I missed this post at the Express with Photos group 

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 2 years ago

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