About ʻĀina Exotics

Aloha from ʻĀina Exotics. Our 10.5 acre fruit farm is an exotic fruit lover’s paradise. We are located in the lush North Hilo district, in the town of Pāpaʻaloa on the Hāmākua Coast of Big Island Hawaiʻi. 

The focus of our Big Island nursery and farm is exotic and tropical fruit, perennial food plants and annual organic vegetables. Also, we collect medicinal plants, permaculture plants, tropical ornamental plants and other rare exotic plants.

At ʻĀina Exotics we strive to collect a wide range of exotic fruits and rare plants. Our goal is to preserve and share these interesting plants and the knowledge of how to work with them. Our website contains useful information on permaculture, agroforestry, rare exotic fruits, and designing tropical food forest systems. We also offer many links to garden and plant resources in the Hawaiian Islands and beyond.  See our Library for more information. 

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Katie Crowe (previously Katie Amato) has a Masters in Public Health, with a focus on promoting gardening and cooking as a way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Katie's Tropical KitchenShe also has 15 years of experience in the food industry as a server, hostess, barista, manager, bartender.
Check out recipes and information on tropical fruits and foods at: Katiestropicalkitchen.com

Adam Crowe is an avid plant collector with a focus on permaculture and agroforestry in tropical climates. He has a permaculture design certificate from Geoff Lawton. He is available for consultations on edible landscape designs. Click here to contact us about consultations

Additionally, Adam is a master guitarist and a gifted musical producer. He has 17 years of experience performing and producing with several musical projects. Check out his music at: adamcrowemusic.com  & skycrowmusic.com