This is the end of day's tour. Huge thanks to Dave for his generosity, time and knowledge. We had a great time.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Sightseeing: Mauna Loa mac nut farm
Last but not least, we stopped at the Mauna Loa mac nut farm on the way back to Hilo. There are 2500 acres planted with 250,000 trees which produce 35 million nuts/year. It takes 12 years for a tree to mature to the point of producing nuts. They are harvested after falling to the ground between March and August.