Many of the Chinese left the sugar plantation soon after their contracts were over. They began farming on their own introducing many vegetables we enjoy here today. Chinese peas, long beans, water chestnuts, bean sprouts, mustard cabbage, and bitter melon were brought over by the Chinese. Because they came from South China, their climate was similar to ours here in Hawaii. Other introduced plants are: lychee, bamboo, pomelo, chrysanthemum, longun and apple banana.