`Ohi`a `Ai Apple
Native to Malaysia
Canoe Plant of Ancient Hawai`i
Red Fruited form
AKA: Malay Apple, Otaheite
Apple, Pommerac, or French Cashew (Guyana) or Otaheite Cashew (India)
You are bidding on * live starter plant seedlings with vigorous root systems * inches tall with * leaves born and growing in a
small container for ease of transplant.
Polynesian Names: ʻAhiʻa (Societies); Fekakai (Niue); Fekika kai
(Tonga); Kafika (Futuna, ʻUvea); Kaʻika (Cooks); Kavika (Fiji); Kehiʻa
(Southern Marquesas); Kehika (Northern Marquesas); Kehika inana
(Northern Marquesas); Keʻika (Mangareva); Nonu fiʻafiʻa (Samoa); ʻŌhiʻa
over 40 ft. (12 m)
Spacing: 20-40 ft. (6-12 m)
Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Late Winter to Mid Spring
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
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beautiful fruit, usually deep red in color, pear shaped, with a waxy skin, about the size of an apple. Flesh is crunchy, often juicy, with a mild sweet
flavor. Some varieties have white or pink skin.Other names: Mountain Apple, Otaheite Apple, Pommerac
General Information: Malay Apple (Syzygium malaccense, Family Myrtaceae) is
because of its resemblance to the cashew apple, the pseudo fruit or swollen fruit-stalk of the cashew nut. It is a fruit , as well as many Caribbean
countries such as Trinidad and Tobago. A delight to the eye in every respect, the Malay apple is much admired for the beauty of the tree, its
flowers and its colorful, glistening fruits, without parallel. The fruit is oblong-shaped and dark red in color, although some varieties have
white or pink skin. The flesh is white and surrounds a large seed.
The fruit can be a delicate waxy pinkish white or a deep red. Very juicy when ripe.
The blooms (and fruit) grow directly attached to the branches of the tree. Not usually seen as a "value added food product" but commonly
eaten out of hand.
The mountain apple is a very refreshing fruit with an aromatic, pleasant taste. Known as Ohia apples by the Hawaiians, the handsome trees originally
came from Malaysia and traveled throughout the Pacific in early Polynesian times. This is one of the few fruit trees that can grow in sun or semi
shaded areas with some wind protection.
Malay Apples are called Mountain Apples in Hawaii and grow quite profusely here. Not unusual to see them in many backyards.
Delicious fruit when ripe. One mature tree can bear 50-100 lbs of fruit. In Hawaii most folks call the Malay Apple "Mountain Apple". In rainforest
settings in Hawaii, Mountain Apple will grow to 50 feet if in competition with other trees. Individual trees planted in open settings grow to half
that height. Flowers are spectacular, multiple stamens and a bright rosy pink. The rosy stamens litter the forest floor beneath the trees, making
these trees easy to find even if you cannot see the flowering canopy itself in dense forest.
All good things
take time, so I grow my plants and rare palms in
Much more to check out or just get a little education on in my
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if weather along the route is safe for Live Plants. If any chance of cold or
heat damage we wait to ship until safe. We guarantee LIVE ARRIVAL within the
ATTENTION USA BIDDERS!
All bare-root live plants shipped are wrapped
in moist sphagnum moss to ensure the plant's healthy transit to you. All live plants are Inspected By USDA Plant Inspectors before
they are shipped to insure you get healthy pest free plants and seeds.
We ship via USPS Mondays-Wednesday with Delivery confirmation.
All plant materials are required by LAW to inspected and certified by USDA prior to export Hawaii to the US Mainland.
After Inspection, USDA stamps released for export Hawaii to the US Mainland. All items are delivered to USDA Inspection Station at
Honolulu International airport.
USDA Certification charge
is included in Shipping and Handling @ $5 fee per item/species.
There is a packing and custom boxing fee.
Last and usually least is
USPS postage (shipping)
ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS!
We can ship certified live plants to the US only. Only Domestic Shipping and Handling includes
– Please Note:
The additional charge ($100US) for any Phytosanitary Certificate
is not included in this offer.
Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
We do ship Seeds Internationally worldwide.
Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.
Proper Permits and Documents are the Buyer's responsibility.
Please request any documents prior to shipping.
For foreign customers, please check your laws concerning permitting and customs,
additional shipping and handling costs may apply.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS
is available only under these conditions!
All international orders are shipped at the
(shipped with or without documents) and no refunds or replacements are offered for Dead On Arrival, loss,
confiscation, Customs Seizure, unanticipated charges, etc.
All International shipments are at Buyer's Risk. Please spend no more more than you can lose!
We accept online payments only through PayPal, Cash payments are only acceptable for in-person pick-ups and cash-on-delivery
(COD). Cash payment can not be sent through the mail. Message me if you want to send cash.
Please only one Paypal payment. SO THE COMBINED SHIPPING RULE WILL CAN BE USED. Late or Multiple PayPal payments are
NOT eligible for any discount.
We will ship once a week - ON or BEFORE WEDNESDAYS, because of the special stamps needed to ship plants and cuttings
to you. This can only be done at the Dept. of Agriculture. If payments are not met before that MONDAY, your items will be shipped the following week and
NOT eligible for any combined discount. Non-paying bidders will be reported as an unpaid item to eBay.
COMBINED SHIPPING POLICY
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING is not included in this offer.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS on a case by case basis.
We will combine shipping for auctions won on the same week paid with same PayPal payment.
This policy is good for auction items bought and paid for in the week ending MONDAY.
We ship on Tuesdays.
Payment must be received within 4 days of the auction ending.
Combined Discounts Won Auctions
For 2-3 winning auctions, the combined discount is 10% of the total Shipping and Handling charges.
For 4-7 winning auctions, the combined discount is 20% of the total Shipping and Handling charges.
For 8+ winning auctions, the combined discount is 30% of the total Shipping and Handling charges.
As each order is packed and prepared separately you will pay the quoted S/H charges
individually per item. If you buy the same species in that item it does calculate out the discount (i.e.: additional items)
My stores' combined shipping is built in for same items rather than a varied selection. Domestic S/H includes
postage, USDA certification and inspection, proper packing and delivery to Airport for prompt delivery.
I can't really change any of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it is hard to discount much as each
different species requires it's own prep, packing, then at USDA each has to be unwrapped and inspected then repacked. USDA requires us to clean and
prepare every last piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on the other side of the island.
This requirement takes my wife and I, 2-3 days to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day we drive
around the island and get inspected (2-3 hours), then drive to the Airport Post Office to drop off. It takes the same work with the same type item if
you can understand.
Before you purchase
After you Receive your Items.
LIVE PLANTS ARE PERISHABLE.
There is the risk when you grow plants
that they may die. LIVE PLANTS are PERISHABLE, guaranteed not to live forever.
US orders ONLY are GUARANTEED LIVE
All International orders are shipped at the
When you order a plant we assume you are
prepared to care for it. It is your responsibility to know how to care for the
plant. Do some research before they arrive or seek experienced help.
Small plants need protection from many
things, wind, sun, dry-out. They do well just in the garage or living room. They
need good light but not sunlight (full sun will burn small plants).
Small pots dry-out easily. Just sitting in a
shallow tray of water works well.
The idea is to keep the plants from
Be careful if you decide to re-pot.
Re-potting voids any warranty. Plants are easily damaged with new/different mix.
Use NO fertilizers (this may kill your plants). Proper care is critical upon
Live Plants are
to survive under your care. DO NOT expect any live plant to be GUARANTEED to
remain alive. Plants are NOT GUARANTEED TO SURVIVE after you begin Care! Live
arrival is guaranteed, eternal survival is up to you.
NO REPLACEMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED IF YOU
HAVE REPOTTED THE PLANT.
IF YOU are NOT able to provide PROPER
CARE, PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT plant to be GUARANTEED after it perishes.
BROWN THUMB WARNING:
Please Do NOT email me after a week
after receiving and repotting your plant, and make a claim it arrived damaged.
All photo support
must be as arrived in original condition when received (in the box and packed as
If you repot your plant after delivery,
all warranties are voided and no replacement is offered. You should use good
gardening skills and repot if desired but at buyer's risk and expense.
If repotted, you are responsible for the
condition of the plant.
NO REPLACEMENT or REFUND WILL BE CONSIDERED
IF YOU HAVE REPOTTED THE PLANT.
Not every plant that I grow survives, and
I am aware of that and accept the risk when I order. This is the risk that you
as the buyer accept, because there is no way to know what
kind of conditions it will endure in the trip to your door. My responsibility
ends when a live plant is delivered to your door.
You are agreeing to these terms
when you make this purchase from this listing.
If you need to return an item, be sure to
follow these item condition guidelines.
For details on the seller's return policy
(including how long you have to return an item, who pays for return shipping,
and restocking fees), check the Return policy section of this listing.
From delivery confirmation, you have only
48 hours from delivery confirmation to make any
All claims need to be supported
of the damaged plant(s) as packed/unpacked,
the box if damaged, the packing materials and any documents.
You must return an item in the same condition
as it was received, not used or altered in any way.
You must also include, in the
same condition as it was received:
All original packaging such as boxes,
bags, tags, and UPCs
Accessories such as cords and remote controls
Certificates, manuals, warranty, and rebate cards
"Free gifts" or bonus items
All items included in a bundle
Make sure you follow these guidelines.
If you don't, you may be subject to a range of actions, including limits of your
buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.
I am very reasonable and understanding,
anything can happen to small plants in transit, for this reason uninsurable.
The expense to send it to you is most of
your payment. To send any replacements, I try to piggy back with your next
ALL OF MY ITEMS ARE SHIPPED USDA CERTIFIED
WITHIN THE U.S. - USDA and USPS fees are included in the actual cost of shipping
Replacement or refunds are NOT an options
for CUSTOMS SEIZURE.
Please do not leave a 1 or 2 in my detailed
seller ratings for postage fees or any reason really because I will block you
from any further purchases.
Please contact me before eBay if
you have any issue. I am the one who can help you. Do not open any case for any
reason really because I will block you from any further purchases.
I ship items the best and least expensive
option. These are coming from Hawaii. The only thing inexpensive here in Hawaii
are my items!! I do ship all my items promptly via best method. If you feel like
the combined shipping fee is wrong, please wait to be invoiced and check back
with me! I value your business and will work diligently to keep you satisfied. I
am very generous and reasonable with reasonable people, just ask.
my dog Taz will fetch your email to me
If you are dissatisfied with the item for any reason, please contact me before leaving a negative or neutral comment.
I want you to be satisfied!
Mahalo iâ `oe no ke kipa `ana mai. E kipa mai hou!
When you receive your seeds, you have only 7 days to make any claim. Once planted, seeds can NOT be returned
and no refund is offered. All seed sales are final. There are no germination guarantees.
Seller warrants seed to be of the variety and quantity advertised. Safe delivery is guaranteed and seeds lost or damaged during shipment will be
replaced at seller's expense. Claims must be made within 7 days of shipment. All other replacements, refunds, returns and exchanges will be
made at the sole discretion of the seller.
Seed is a live product which depends on many important related grower skills such as proper
planting time, seed depth, type of soil, irrigation, proper use of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, disease free soil, and
reasonable weather conditions during the growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as temperature, moisture content, light intensity and
contamination of planting media. These factors are totally out of the seller's control and are the buyer's responsibility and risk. Consequentially,
the seller cannot unconditionally guarantee seed to perform properly regardless of conditions or the buyer's methods or mistakes..