Lavender in Hawaii
September 12, 2008 3:00 PM • by Learn about Hawaii • Posted to Hawaii | Hawaii Culture | Hawaii Facts | Comments (85) | PermalinkThe island of Hawaii prides itself with having the most abundant harvest of lavender. Several Hawaii lavender farms sit on the island and manufacture more than a few products made from the fragrant flower.
One famous lavender farm is the Ali'I Kula Lavender of Maui. It embarked on the business in February 2002 and opened its doors to visitors wishing to enjoy the beauty of their Lavender Walking Tours. Ali'I Kula Lavender sits on 8.5 acres of land, with over 25,000 lavender plants blooming and more than 40 different lavender varieties. The owners Alii Chang and Easter Martin greatly take pride in their lavender farm. Martin is the one brewing different concoctions for the lavender, while Chang is the grower and harvester.
A new harvester of lavender is the Waipunalei Lavender and Coffee Farm in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. They are initially a coffee farm but are now starting to grow lavender and looking forward to having the fragrant flower adapt to the island soil.