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SoCal_to_Hawaii
Da Kine

USA
187 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2018 :  18:01:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This time last year I had more lilikoi that you could shake a stick at. This year I have very little. I have two purple lilikoi near the house (Kaloli Point) and I don't know how much yellow growing on 5 acres (Beach Rd. between HPP and HS/HB).

The plants look healthy and they flower. But the flowers are dropping and producing very little fruit.

Has anyone else noticed this? Any speculation to the cause?

randomq
Punatic

USA
1268 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2018 :  19:59:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We had a ton of the yellow two months ago, slowing down now.
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Carey
Punatic

6919 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2018 :  12:23:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Although the carpenter bee is the most prolific lilikoi pollinator, based on pollination studies done in the `50s, on the windward side of Hawaii Island, the honey bee is the predominant pollinator of lilikoi... Many of the beekeepers on the east side have had issues with bee populations since the eruption, & the eruption displaced or destroyed many hives...
Although there is not a lot of studies on honeybees & high levels of consistent VOG, based on quick "who has had honey production this fall & who is way down" it does seem that those locations that had a lot of days of VOG are now having honey bee production & population issues...
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ElysianWort
Punatic

USA
1290 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2018 :  14:36:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got lots of yellow lilikoi still now. I'm also getting a few eggshell variety. My conical type is yet to produce. The giant soft-shell variety none so far this year either.

edited to add Jamaican info.

The small fragrant soft-shell Jamaican type I noticed a decline in the harvest this year.

Edited by - ElysianWort on 11/03/2018 14:38:15
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dan d
Kamaaina

USA
611 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2018 :  04:55:59  Show Profile  Visit dan d's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have a hive on 15 th,there are many in the park and about 20 million bees on railroad. Maybe a hive down by u would help? I h!ve a couple spares if u are interested.
Aloha
Bee crazy
Dan


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SoCal_to_Hawaii
Da Kine

USA
187 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2018 :  11:15:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I see bees around, but can't really say if we have fewer.

dan d - More bees certainly can't hurt, but what I know about bee keeping is somewhere below zero. I would have not idea what to do.
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kalianna
Da Kine

215 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2018 :  18:37:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm having the same problem, lots of flowers and very little fruit. I see plenty of bees around so I don't think that's the problem. Someone said that all the rain knocks off the flowers before they set fruit. Other ideas?
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SoCal_to_Hawaii
Da Kine

USA
187 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2018 :  18:45:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
kalanna - I too was wondering if the wet winter had something to do with it.
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1voyager1
Kamaaina

USA
734 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2018 :  00:11:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think the SOx gasses have affected our lilikoi badly.
No fruit, very little foliage.
It has never been in this poor of condition.
I'm hoping it will rebound next season.
It is an older root, probably about 15 years old.
5 years ago I had pruned it back severely.
It took a year for it to recover from that.
I think I'll prune it back again to slow it down, maybe help it for long term.
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msrocket
Da Kine

143 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2018 :  09:09:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had the same issue this year -- very few flowers and almost no fruit. Not so much SO2 where I live, so it must be the rain?
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SoCal_to_Hawaii
Da Kine

USA
187 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2018 :  09:26:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here on Kaloli Point there didn't seem to be much of a gas issue during the eruption, so I'm not sure that's it.
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