Get a Free Tour of the Waialua Sunflower Fields Before They’re Gone
The farming operation will turn the North Shore flowers into sunflower oil after Monday, Nov. 20.
Photos: Tracy Chan
Time is running out to trek to O‘ahu’s North Shore to see the showy sunflower fields because viewing wraps up Monday, Nov. 20.
Tour hours at the DuPont Pioneer farm in Waialua are noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, and Monday, Nov. 20; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, and Sunday, Nov. 19. No reservations are required. Entry is allowed only during those tour times; showing up at any other time is considered trespassing.
Due to popular demand, the company will offer an additional evening of sunflowers at sunset, from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20. Entry to that event is $15 per person (includes parking) with proceeds going to three Waialua community nonprofit organizations.
The flowers have been on display since Nov. 8. Pioneer develops and grows a variety of seeds, including for both conventional and genetically engineered corn and soybeans, at its three locations in Hawai‘i.
The sunflower is one of several commercial crops DuPont Pioneer grows on O‘ahu’s North Shore. The commercial agricultural operation has been working collaboratively with a local farmer for more than a decade to plant and grow sunflowers at its Waialua farm, where the flowers usually bloom from October to mid-December. Learn more about the sunflowers and the farming operation here.
The company asks for a $5 parking fee, which goes to these local community organizations:
Waialua Bullpups Pop Warner football team
Waialua High School girls softball team
Waialua Little League
Waialua High School Project Graduation