Enjoy the Taste of Maui’s Tropical Fruits!
The Hawaiian islands are home to some of the most exotic and delicious tropical fruits in the world. If you’re planning a trip to Maui, be sure to take some time out of your busy schedule to explore all that this stunning island has to offer, including its amazing and abundant selection of tropical fruit!
Where to Buy Tropical Fruit in Maui?
The best place to get fresh tropical fruit in Maui is at local farmers markets. The Upcountry Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 7 am – 11 am at the Kulamalu Town Center near Long’s Drugs in Pukalani. Here you can find a wide variety of organic fruit, vegetables, flowers, and other locally produced items. There are also several roadside stands throughout the island that sell fresh produce from local farms. For example, Kula Country Farms on Haleakala Highway offers an array of fruits like papaya, pineapple, mangoes, starfruit, passion fruit, apple banana, fresh coconuts, and more.
Where to Buy Exotic Fruits on Maui?
If you’re looking for something a bit more exotic or hard to find, there are specialty stores around the island that specialize in rare and imported tropical fruits such as dragon fruit and lychee. One such store is Island Fresh Produce located at Kihei Town Center which offers an array of fresh Hawaiian produce including ripe guava, macadamia nuts, lychee, egg fruit, mountain apple, and more. These stores usually carry a large selection of high-quality fruits at reasonable prices.
Can I Get Fresh Fruit Delivered?
For those who want their exotic fruit fix without having to leave their hotel or Airbnb rental property, they can always get it delivered right to their door by ordering online from Island Grocery Delivery or Paradise Groceries & Food Delivery. Both services offer a wide selection of tropical and exotic fruit for delivery within 24 hours across most parts of Maui.
Are there any tropical Hawaiian fruit stands around Maui?
Bigger fruit stands and farmers markets can be found in most of the major areas of Maui. For example, near Lahaina, in Olowalu next to Leoda’s, you can find a sizeable fresh produce stand that also offers smoothies and shave ice. Lahaina, Kihei, Kahului, Upcountry, and Hana all have fairly large produce stands and farmers markets as well.
A residential fruit stand is also a great place to find Hawaiian fruits. Many Maui residents have an abundance of fruit on their property so you will see small fruit stands by the road. Especially on the Road to Hana (Keanae and Nahiku are great stops for this). These can be a great source of local fruit like apple bananas, mountain apples, star fruit, strawberry guava, citrus fruits, Hawaiian pineapple, banana bread, jams and jellies, flowers, eggs, and more. Most of these stands are on the honor system where you leave money in a box so make sure you bring cash and help support Maui’s local community.
Whether you’re looking for freshly picked papayas from the farmers market or an exotic type of lychee from a specialty shop – there’s no shortage of places and ways to purchase delicious fresh fruit while visiting Maui! So don’t be shy – explore all that this breathtaking island has to offer when it comes to its amazing produce! Bon appetite!
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