Kona Research Station, Hawaii County
Contact person: Marla L Fergerstrom
79-7381 Hawaii Belt Road
Kealakekua, HI, 96750
79-7381 Hawaii Belt Road, Kealakekua, HI 96750
Description: The Kona Experiment Station consists of 1 cottage, 3-greenhouses, 1 office building, and 2 garage/storage sheds.
Current activities: Research on taro, figs, coffee, macadamia, protea and nematode management for coffee are conducted at the Kona station. The USDA Tropical Plant Genetic Resource Management Unit maintains longan and avocado germplasm at this site.
Special events: Field days held periodically
Crops in ground: macadamia, guava, coffee, lychee, avocado, exotic fruits, figs, and taro.
Total acres: 18
Elevation (ft): 1,200-1,500
Annual rainfall (in): 60
Ave. min. temperature (°F): 60
Ave. max. temperature (°F): 78
Soil series 1: Honuaulu
Soil order 1: Inceptisols
Soil family 1: Hydric Dystrandepts, thixotropic over fragmental, isothermic