'The way to leave a legacy': One of Hawai'i's oldest lychee farms offered for $3.88M

Posted by Staff Writer on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 at 7:54am

Tucked away in the hills of Haiku is an enchanted forest of legacy lychee. 

Lovingly cared for by the same family for more than three decades, this 38-acre Haiku farm is one of the oldest in Hawai’i, according to the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s  studies of tropical agriculture. Its five varieties of lychee trees have been growing there for more than 90 years, decades before Hawai’i became a U.S. state. 

During lychee season, which spans from May to August, each of the 400 trees on property have the ability to bear almost 1,000 pounds of sweet, fragrant fruit. And now, you have the opportunity to make the orchard your own. 

“It really is the way to leave a legacy — it’s the Legacy Lychee farm,” said Chana Boone of Island Sotheby’s International Realty.

Boone is representing the seller of this historical property, which is offered for $3.88 million. Made up of five separate plots, the farm also boasts delicacies including lemon, starfruit, mangosteen, macadamia, surinam cherry, popolo berry, lilikoi, guava, and a variety of banana and avocado trees. 

“We’d love for the property to remain in farmers’ hands to cultivate and care for it in the way it’s been cultivated for generations,” Boone said.

Conveniently located just up the road from Hanzawa store, this property is paradise for anyone with a green thumb. Watch the sunrise and hear the native songbird while sipping your cup of morning coffee handpicked from your own grove of coffee trees. During the winter, cozy up in the well-kept farmers house and cottage with a fireplace. 

Besides the orchards, there’s a greenhouse with water and electric, in addition to tropical plants and flowers that include native fern and koa trees, bird of paradise, bromeliad, heliconia and the fragrant ginger.

“It's so peaceful,” said Boone. “It’s so quiet, other than the sound from but the occasional Native Hawaiian bird that comes and sings from the tops of the trees.”

 

 

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