FRUITS

OF

THE

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

BY
GERRIT PARMILE WILDER


Illustrated by One Hundred and Twenty-One Half-Tone Plates with Descriptions of Same

Copyright December 1906, December 1911
Gerrit Parmile Wilder

Honolulu, T. H.
Published by The Hawaiian Gazette Co., Ltd.

This variety is a native of Mexico, and although known as the Guatamala Avocado, it is more commonly to be found in the markets of the City of Mexico. Its leaves are purplish-green. The flowers, which appear in May and June, are like those of the preceding variety; and the drupe, which matures in the early part of the year, has a long stem. This fruit is round, from 3 to 5 inches in diameter, has a thick, tough, rough rind, which when ripe is a deep claret color, and the meat, which is a golden-yellow, is tinged with purple next to the rind, and is free from strings or fibres. There are but two trees of this variety bearing fruit in Honolulu. They were propagated from seeds brought here in ................

 

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