|The Big Island of Hawaii is a natural wonder, with diverse climates ranging from lush tropical rainforests, to snow-covered mountain peaks, rolling ranchlands and arid deserts.
Our city of Hilo is a tropical paradise, nestled at the base of the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa mountains on the east side of the island. The ideal climate for producing tropical plants, Hilo's temperatures range from 68/84° F in the summer months to 63/81° F in the winter. Warm ocean breezed create nearly constant year-round temperatures, enabling us to deliver perfect plants throughout the year.
The Big Island is the youngest Hawaiian island, formed by massive volcanoes 800,000 years ago. Kilauea volcano is still erupting today, pouring molten lava into the sea as it creates our breathtaking rocky coastline. The lava from which the island is formed is the source of our unique planting media sterile, abundant volcanic cinder.
Gentle trade winds bring generous rainfall to Hilo, creating the lush growth of our foliage. Hilo receives over 150 inches of rain annually, more than any other U.S. city. Clean water streams down the mountains in deep ravines and over spectacular waterfalls throughout east Hawaii.
The Big Island is nearly twice the size of all the other Hawaiian islands combined, and has abundant agricultural land available. We are committed to expanding our production on this rich land, to meet the increasing demand for Hawaii's best plants on the U.S. mainland and in foreign markets.