Tropical Gardening: Mango and papaya thrive in the heat

Photo courtesy of VOLTAIRE MOISE Kannan Eluthesen of Kona shows a variety of papaya from Saipan. This variety requires a male tree nearby to pollinate since it is a female plant.

We usually think of lush tropical gardens when Hawaii comes to mind, but much of our land — especially on the leeward side — is desert.