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    Birthing Stones of Wahiawa

    by TropicGirl77 Written Mar 12, 2003

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    Kukaniloko, Birthing Stones

    Just before leaving Wahiawa, north bound, stop by to see Kukaniloko, the birthing stones of Hawaiians. It looks like it's right in the middle of the pineapple field (so it is!) In this spot, centuries ago, chiefs and chiefesses made their way for the birth of their child. It was assured that a child born here would have high ranking status.

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    Del Monte corner

    by TropicGirl77 Written Mar 12, 2003

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    Del Monte triangle

    Not far from the Whitmore traffic light, Northshore bound, you will find a corner that has various pineapples planted. Stop by ... it's not a major attraction, but it shares some interesting varieties of pineapples, and shows the planting stages of pineapples grown and harvested here in Hawaii.

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    Pineapple garden maze ~ no pineapples!

    by TropicGirl77 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Pineapple Maze Garden, world famous

    I was going to call this a tourist trap, but decided that it was indeed a "great" diversion from a hectic day, and while it offers absolutely NO historical facts and has not one thing to do with pineapples except that it's aerial view shows it's shaped like a large pineapple) , it's just plain fun to find all the colored boxes (you have to find 6 stands in the maze, get the rubbing ... otherwise you have no proof that you did the maze!) The children will try to beat the fastest recorded time, and that's their whole focus HAHAHA

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    These special areas are the...

    by pjallittle Written Oct 4, 2002

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    These special areas are the experimental growing grounds for Dole's horticultural experts in an ever increasing study of the properties of pineapples. Here they have conducted studies on diseases, hybrid plantings and seek always to improve maximum growth in minimum time.

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    This is a pineapple field in...

    by pjallittle Written Oct 4, 2002

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    This is a pineapple field in Maui. They still do private stock growing here for labels other than Dole. Private label pineapple is the only canned pineapple now available. If you live in California, try the Springfield brand found in many stores.

    Personally, I think that MAUI grown pineapples are better than those grown on Oahu.

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    This picture exhibits the...

    by pjallittle Written Oct 4, 2002

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    This picture exhibits the very earliest stages of the process of growing pineapples. When the fields have been prepared, there is nothing but a huge expanse of the red dirt visible in this picture. As children, we used this red dirt for finger painting. It is like a dye, stays on your fingers as a stain for days. Get it on your clothes, leaves a permanent rouge that no kind of soap will remove.

    Long ribbons of black paper are laid out, as far as the eye can see, there are miles and miles of paper. The tops of the pineapples just harvested become the new plant, these being punched through the black paper and simply stuck in the ground. If you should purchase a pineapple from your local market, and if it still has a top on it, give it a try. Either cut or twist the top off of the pineapple, strip off a few of the bottom leaves, so you will have something on the order of a stump, then plant it in a large pot.

    You probably won't get a full pineapple but it will grow with a bit of luck and regular watering.

    Don't get caught picking a pineapple from the fields. But if you see someone working in the fields, wander over, talk a little, smile, there's no fine if he just happens to feel like giving you a nice large yellow-orange pineapple.

    The best place to do this is on Maui. MO BETTAH OVAH DARE

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    Though this picture is...

    by pjallittle Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Though this picture is similar to the one you have just seen, these little guys are further along. Notice that the black paper has now degraded and the plants have taken hold and are well on their way.

    Observe how there are no weeds or other nutrient robbing grasses in these fields. Part of why the Hawaiian Pineapple has always been favoured among those who really understand what conditions should be observed when growing fruit for optimum results.

    You will see the difference as you read further.

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    Kukaniloki, Birthing Stones

    by Kauionalani Written Feb 29, 2004

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    Kukaniloki

    This is quite an interesting place to visit. Many of the times the road is very muddy, so it is a good thing they paved the road where it slopes. This is a famous place where the Alii's would come to have their babies born at. It was said that anyone born here would have guaranteed high rank status. This is a free, very intersting place to visit and learn a little about the way the ancient Hawaiian believed.

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    This is known as a pineapple...

    by pjallittle Written Oct 4, 2002

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    This is known as a pineapple pattern in quilting circles because it resembles the individual segments of a pineapple. I will put up a large pineapple and you take a good long look at the individual segments, each is a part of the whole.

    Thus a pineapple fruit is made up of many individual clusters to form the whole fruit. Not unlike the segments of an orange or grapefruit, these 'cells' are all independent entities which reach into and from a central core.

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    This is the proper way to...

    by pjallittle Written Oct 4, 2002

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    This is the proper way to grow pineapples. See how the fields are laid out with precison? Each plant has the same amount of surrounding soil, there is a real science behind all of this. As well, it is geared to fast and efficient harvesting.

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    A train ride into pineapples..

    by Kodi01 Written Mar 13, 2004

    This again is the train ride to the pineapple fields. It must be popular, I think it is TOP on the tourist destinations to go to.

    There were tour buses with lots of people waiting to see the pineapples. I myself had never seen a pineapple field and how they grow. It was very interesting.

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    The fields of pineapples..

    by Kodi01 Written Mar 13, 2004

    You can see many varieties of pineapple from many countries here. I am not sure why they have them all, but it is a good comparison to see how many the world makes in different colors and varities.

    I just wonder, do they taste different too?

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    Pineapple fields forever......

    by Kodi01 Written Mar 13, 2004

    Building this page reminds me of a song by the Beatles.

    But, I will change the words a little:

    Here goes:

    Pineapple fields forever!

    Did they ever end, I am not sure, but there is MUCH more to Hawaii, so I did not waste much time here. It is a TOP destination for visitors, so I will share it with you.

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    Dole Plantation (1)

    by machomikemd Written Nov 13, 2013
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    Dole was founded in 1901 in Hawaiʻi as Hawaiian Pineapple Company by James Dole, who opened his first pineapple plantation in the central plateau of the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu. Today the company is a multinational conglomerate that does business in over 90 countries and takes in upwards of $5.3 billion in annual revenue. Presently, It is owned by billionaire David H. Murdock.

    All that is left of the vast Dole plantation is a pictorial display of the pineapple's history and a country store offers fresh pineapples and gifts. In the back, nearly two acres of rich, red earth have been turned into the world's largest maze (recognized by the Guinness Book of Records) with a path 1.7 miles long. It is built from 11,400 tropical plants, including hibiscus and fragrant plumeria; in the center is a garden in the form of a golden pineapple

    Visiting Dole Plantation is free.
    Pineapple Express Adults - $7.75, Children - $5.75
    Pineapple Garden Maze Adults - $6.00, Children - $4.00
    Plantation Garden Tour Adults - $4.00, Children - $3.25

    Visitors Center/Plantation Garden Tour - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
    Pineapple Express/Pineapple Garden Maze - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily

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    Dole Plantation (2)

    by machomikemd Written Nov 13, 2013
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    part two of my dole plantation tips with more pictures.

    Dole was founded in 1901 in Hawaiʻi as Hawaiian Pineapple Company by James Dole, who opened his first pineapple plantation in the central plateau of the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu. Today the company is a multinational conglomerate that does business in over 90 countries and takes in upwards of $5.3 billion in annual revenue. Presently, It is owned by billionaire David H. Murdock.

    All that is left of the vast Dole plantation is a pictorial display of the pineapple's history and a country store offers fresh pineapples and gifts. In the back, nearly two acres of rich, red earth have been turned into the world's largest maze (recognized by the Guinness Book of Records) with a path 1.7 miles long. It is built from 11,400 tropical plants, including hibiscus and fragrant plumeria; in the center is a garden in the form of a golden pineapple

    Visiting Dole Plantation is free.
    Pineapple Express Adults - $7.75, Children - $5.75
    Pineapple Garden Maze Adults - $6.00, Children - $4.00
    Plantation Garden Tour Adults - $4.00, Children - $3.25

    Visitors Center/Plantation Garden Tour - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
    Pineapple Express/Pineapple Garden Maze - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily

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