The island is facing a shortage of head cabbage just before the Irish holiday. However, the green stuff remains plentiful on Oahu and the Big Island.
Maui growers say Februarys rain kept them from spraying their crop to repel cabbage-attacking insects. The heads that did manage to grow this year are also smaller than last years batch.
Mark Hudson, director of the statistical office for the Hawaiian Department of Agriculture, says production of head cabbage is down by about 25 percent, but Hudson doesnt expect the shortage will leave Hawaiians crying in their green beer.
He says, It wont be a crisis, especially when youre living in paradise.
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