‘Ōhi‘a ai

‘Ōhi‘a ai (Malaysian Apple) – Syzygium malaccense

Location: Lāwaʻi
Island: Kauaʻi
Year Nominated: 2017

Nominated by: Kyle Kagimoto (Kagimoto Family)
Height: 42 feet

Circumference: 30 inches
Crown Spread: 28 feet
Total Points: 79
Current Ranking: National Champion

Located on a private family lot in the district of Kōloa/Lāwaʻi, this ‘Ōhi‘a ai has stood here well before the family purchased the home in 1992. Therefore, the tree has impressively survived the famous Hurricane Iniki which had severely damaged two neighboring houses, and possibly even survived Hurricane Iwa in 1982. We are told this ‘Ōhi‘a ai gives nice big, juicy and dark red fruit. Yum! 

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