One of the most frequently asked question we get is “What grows in South Maui?”   It isn’t an easy answer but here are few thing we have learned:

  • “Spring planting” starts about October.  Our best growing months are December-April.
  • After that, some heat tolerant species survive  or may thrive in shaded areas.
  • If you do try to grow vegetables through the summer, remember that the hardest issue is transpiration –  when the plants lose all their cellular moisture usually due to heat and wind.  You may need to water twice a day if you live where there are high winds and sandy soil.

The attached PDF provides great guidance for growing in South Maui.  Vegetables in South Maui Chart