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The Maui News: Cacao growing in West Maui … Oh, Wow!

by Ashley Cooper April 14, 2019

The Maui News: Cacao growing in West Maui … Oh, Wow!-Maui Kuʻia Estate Chocolate

Read all about our Farm beginnings in The Maui News!

“'This is the first harvest day of this year,' said Valkirs on Wednesday. 'Last year, there was an abrupt Lahaina wildfire, and we had to cut off remaining fruit to maintain the trees. The wind scorched through up to 70 miles an hour. Some cacao trees just couldn’t handle the burden of maturing the fruit. So we cut it off to redirect all of the energy.'”

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