Hawai‘i’s Tropical Fruit & Crops Valued at $7.5 Million

September 7, 2017, 12:13 PM HST · Updated September 7, 12:18 PM
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The farm gate value for Hawaiʻi’s tropical fruit and specialty crops is estimated at $7.49 million for 2016, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Cumulative production for fruits and tropical crops was 4.43 million pounds.

Maui Dragon Fruit Farm. Photo courtesy of MDFF.

This was the first survey for these crops since 2008. At that time, the total value of tropical fruit was $3.99 million with production of 2.05 million pounds.

The top volume‐producing crop during 2016 was ginger root, with 730,000 pounds of production. Longan was the second largest published volume crop, estimated at 540,000 pounds.

The highest value published crop was ginger root, at $1.7 million in sales. Second highest value in published crops was longan at $1.2 million.

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Hawaii Tropical Fruits & Specialties: Trees/Plants, Production and Farm Value, 2016 Crop

Trees/Plants1Production

(pounds)

Price per poundFarm value (dollars)New Plantings (tree/plant)
CitrusTotalHarvested
Grapefruit1,5501,20059,600$0.30$18,100
Kumquat3002301,200$1.75$2,100
Lemon(D)(D)(D)(D)(D)
Lime(D)(D)(D)(D)(D)
Orange14,50011,000286,500$0.70$200,000
Pomelo5801605,400$1.04$5,600
Tangelo2,10077030,500$0.94$42,000
Tangerine3,2501,60044,500$0.94$42,000
Other Citrus3,600$17,700
Tropical Fruit
Abiu130552,500$0.68$1,7000
Atemoya140753,400$0.38$1,300400
Breadfruit2,3001,10045,000$1.11$50,000350
Cacao50,00034,00026,000$3.38$88,00019,000
Caimito80151,800$3.83$6,9000
Canistel80303,400$2.53$8,60010
Cherimoya59037011,000$0.22$2,40040
Dragonfruit170,000160,00025,000$2.64$66,0001,200
Durian200352,800$3.29$9,20015
Fig60055520$2.69$1,40030
Guava7,4003,500480,000$0.13$64,00055
Jaboticaba3501001,700$2.35$4,00010
Jackfruit46022016,000$1.94$31,000330
Langsat(D)(D)(D)(D)(D)
Longan19,30016,000540,000$2.22$1,200,000450
Loquat320190240$2.67$64030
Lulo(D)(D)(D)(D)(D)
Lychee28,00023,000397,000$2.41$958,000350
Mamey Sapote150402,900$2.86$8,30010
Mango26,00023,000270,000$1.07$290,000440
Mangosteen1,6006202,500$5.20$13,00015
Mysore Raspberry(D)(D)(D)(D)(D)
Passion Fruit330,000320,00027,000$1.07$29,000380
Persimmon2,3001,70069,000$1.62$110,00015
Poha Berry3,0002,600890$5.84$5,200N/A
Rambutan(D)(D)(D)(D)(D)
Rollinia(D)(D)(D)(D)(D)
Sapodilla160908,700$2.18$19,0005
Soursop54031014,000$1.57$22,000150
Starfruit95049016,000$1.31$21,000N/A
Strawberry121,000121,00064,000$2.97$190,0003,200
Tropical Apricot(D)(D)(D)(D)(D)
White Sapote11020750$1.65$1,2000
Other Tropical Fruit82,500$54,500
Tropical Specialties
Cashews(D)(D)(D)(D)(D)
Galangal160,000155,00064,600$1.93$125,000100
Ginger Root950,000520,000730,000$2.33$1,700,00011,600
Mamaki Tea57012025$1.00$2515
Moringa Oleifera2101001,900$0.58$1,100400
Tea96,00084,1007,500$2.93$22,000430
Turmeric450,000440,000110,000$6.00$660,00046,000
Vanilla77,00015,000490$6.73$3,3004,900
Other Tropical Specialty550,000$640,000
Unpublished 2/84,52577,427424,495$1.81$769,770
TOTAL2,605,7652,015,1624,429,510$1.69$7,485,935

– Not available.
(D) Included in Unpublished.
1/ Reported acres were converted into number of trees. Conversion factors – trees 100 per acre, plants 15,000 per acre, except for tea which was
converted at 5,000 plants per acre.
2/ All crops that had confidentiality concerns. Note: These values do not include pineapple.

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