Noni is the Hawaiian name for Morinda citrifolia, a fruit-bearing tree found throughout the tropical Pacific where it has been used for tens of centuries as a native cure-all.
It is also known as 'Indian Mulberry', 'nonu', and 'Cheese Fruit'. It is believed to have originated in Southeast Asia and to have been distributed subsequently by ancient voyagers or other means into the Pacific islands, including Tahiti and Hawaii.
Noni is believed to be among the original “canoe plants” that Hawaii’s Polynesian colonizers brought with them in their voyaging canoes. The voyagers valued the plant for its medicine and dyes.
Since the early days of the colonizers noni has become naturalized on all the main Hawaiian islands. It grows naturally where it is relatively wet to moderately wet, from sea level to about 1500 feet elevation. It can be found near the coast, in open lowlands and grasslands, in gulches, as an early colonizing plant specie in recent lava flows, in disturbed forests of the dryer areas, such as the lowland forests in which hala (Pandanus odoratissimus) and kukui nut (Aleurites moluccana) trees grow. It tolerates salinity and thrives within solution pits, or inland tide pools in which brackish water (ocean water mixed with fresh water) is found.
The world's purest noni fruit is grown in the Hawaiian Islands. Our farms are located on the Big Island of Hawaii where air, water, and soil are free from modern pollution. Everyone should visit Big Island to see those beautiful clear blue oceans.
The amount of sun and rain on the islands are just perfect for the noni tree. It's never too hot nor never too cold. Therefore, noni can be grown all years around. The characteristic of noni which grows well on relatively wet to moderately wet, It is just too perfect!!
Also our farm organically grows noni on natural and open environment.
Did you know about that noni loves Volcanic lava? There are way more pros then cons for growing noni near active volcanoes. Often volcanoes has always been a source of nutrients and life. Lava soils contains rich sources of minerals, such as micro-nutrients such as Copper, Silicon, and Zink. Those rich ingredients are often reside deep down on the ground. Only reveals when volcanoes are erupting.
Hawaii's iconic black sands are cause of volcano eruption and those dark lava rocks breaks down to substance that can easily absorbs and maintain heat and water. It provides the best agricultural environment for noni.
Moreover, the rough and harsh volcanic rocks prevent harmful predators.
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