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This cherimoya, which is growing at 3,950 feet in elevation, is done fruiting for the year. It will be irrigated and fertilized at regular intervals until maturity of the next fruiting cycle.

The Barefoot Gardener

Jul 23, 2014 1:00am

In describing the taste of cherimoya, Sir Clements Markham stated, “Its taste, indeed, surpasses that of every other fruit, and Haenke was quite right when he called it the masterpiece of Nature...

Rants & Raves

Jul 23, 2014 1:00am

A Fate Deferred

I sincerely and respectfully thank Christopher McCullough for taking the time to confront my views on a sensitive emotional topic. I ask to reply with two clarifications if I...

Pau Hana

Jul 23, 2014 1:00am

PICK OF THE WEEK

Saturday, July 26

SUMMER SWING

Where: Hilo Town Tavern, 168 Keawe St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m., July 26

Details: The Jazz Mele band plays vintage jazz...

FILM: Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings

Jul 23, 2014 3:41am

If there’s a problem with the PBS documentary Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings (available on Netflix Instant), it’s that we’ve been trained through VH1’s Behind the Music specials, where the...

Survival Sweetie

Jul 23, 2014 3:41am

Aloha, I’ve been a Big Island resident since 2003. I’m a mom of four, from a family who survived the recession of the late 1970s and prior to that, the Great Dust Bowl era. I have a wealth of...

Carnivorous Caterpillar Spotted in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Jul 19, 2014 1:00am

A voraciously carnivorous Hawaiian caterpillar of the genus Eupithecia was spotted by Ranger Travis in the rainforest near Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube) at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park earlier...

FILM: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Jul 16, 2014 1:00am

The Planet of the Apes franchise, whilst beloved, has never been considered high art, what with its rubber masks and overacting. And then came Tim Burton’s ill-concieved 2001 reboot with Mark...

The Barefoot Gardener

Jul 16, 2014 1:00am

There’s more to papayas than meets the eye: aside from a steady supply of delectable fruit year-round, the latex sap of the papaya tree (Carica papaya) produces papain, an enzyme that has been...

Survival Sweetie

Jul 16, 2014 1:00am

Aloha, I’ve been a Big Island resident since 2003. I’m a mom of four, from a family who survived the recession of the late 1970s and prior to that, the Great Dust Bowl era. I have a wealth of...

Hilo Orchid Society and Downtown Hilo Partner for the Orchid Isle Project

Jul 16, 2014 1:00am

Imagine Downtown Hilo adorned with beautiful orchids in trees and planters. This is one of the goals of the Hilo Orchid Society’s Orchid Isle Project, which will be doing its best to put more...

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