Starfruit Season on Maui

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Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

starfruits hanging from the branch, Haiku Maui 

I love it when the STARFRUIT are ripe.  These are one of my favorite tropical fruits because they are so delicious to eat just the way they are, or prepared in dishes.  Their unique shape is really appealing when cut in cross sections to make little yellow stars.  Kids love them because they look so cute.  Toss them into a salad for a sweet zing.  Chop them up with onions, hot pepper and cilantro or mint for a fresh salsa that will get you rave reviews.  Throw some in with the sweet and sour meatballs instead of pineapple.  Garnish a tropical drink!

They are easy to grow here in Haiku Maui.  We have 2 trees at home that go off at slightly different times, so we have fresh fruits for a couple of months in the fall.  Whatever we can't eat or give away, we feed to the horse and donkey.  I get a charge watching them slurp up these juicy treats, with the sweet juice running out of their greedy mouths. 

sliced starfruit Aloha - The Hunter

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Richard Perkins
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Great pic's good post and thanks for the info!
Oct 14, 2007 03:05 PM #1
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Sandi Bauman
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Fun post!  I hadn't thought of making salsa...  thank you!
Oct 14, 2007 03:26 PM #2
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Sandi - I like to use habanero pepper and mint when serving it with fish..... it really makes it POP.
Oct 14, 2007 03:31 PM #3
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Ginger Magoon
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Ain't nothing grow like that in Texas. How do yall do it.  Seriously tho I would live the privilege to try that someday.
Oct 14, 2007 03:36 PM #4
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Rich Jacobson
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such really great and tasty fruit. Makes great salsa!.....
Oct 14, 2007 05:43 PM #5
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Maribeth Messineo Peters
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Hi Georgina: Congratulations on 10,000 points on AR!

I wanted to check out your blog and just read several of your great posts but I had to comment on starfruit. I love the color, the look, the texture and especially the taste of starfruit. Yum!

Oct 21, 2007 11:01 AM #6
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Hi Rich and Maribeth - better late than never, they say - thanks for stopping by and commenting.  Happy New Year.

Dec 26, 2007 06:09 PM #7
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
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I have had several star fruit trees - unfortunately, each home that I have sold had an enormous star fruit tree that produced tons of wonderful fruit and each time I sold the home and drove past months later the tree had been cut down - it is like loosing part of yourself. People just don't seem to get the connection - why plant ornamentals when you can plant wonderful fruit producing trees? I just don't get it!
Mar 27, 2008 12:43 AM #8
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Brittanie Monroe
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My husband just introduced these to my son a little while ago and he can't get enough of them! They are wonderful.
Mar 27, 2008 12:49 AM #9
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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BJ - what a shame!  Maybe they didn't know what they were?

Brittanie - Kids aren't scared to try them, I think because of the shapes.

Mar 27, 2008 06:57 AM #10
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