Erik's October Tour

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Hailing from Orange County, California, Erik and Vanessa visited Kaua'i for the first time this fall. On October 1st, they took a tour with our guide Tewa, and they just sent us these pictures this past week. Erik tells us that Tewa gave a very engaging, informative tour that they thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you, Erik, for taking the time to share your experience! Erik's gallery has a lot of fruit pictures, including one we haven't seen much of on this website - the jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)! There is no closeup, but you can see Tewa talking about the big orange fruit that lies cut upon on a rock. Some people claim jackfruit is the basis for the original flavor of Juicy Fruit gum. It is very closely related to breadfruit (Artocarpus altillis), which appears at the end of the gallery. Breadfruit - or ulu in Hawaiian - has been an essential staple of South Pacific cultures for centuries. Read more about it at the Breadfruit Institute.