Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua


Cultivar No Source: Rene Orchiston 25
Source Source: Rene Orchiston Eastern Bay of Plenty.
Description Source: Rene Orchiston

A superior, handsome cultivar with short, wide, strong, pale green blades. Some of the blades measure 15 cm across. Distinct blunt, Gothic-shaped tips. The strong fibre shows clearly through the green skin. Orange-red keel and margin. Short kōrari with dense groups of blunt seed pods.

Uses Source: Rene Orchiston

Makes very good strong kete which dry very white after boiling for one minute. Short, very strong and may be used for piupiu, but not really a muka variety.

Muka extraction Source: Katarina Tawiri Muka extracts badly, keeps breaking off. Para sticks to muka, need knife for scraping. Large amount of muka in leaf, just doesn't extract well.
Raranga - unboiled Source: Katarina Tawiri Superior raranga flax. Very strong, soft, leathery and pliable after softening. Waxy quality, keeps tension well.

Information sources:

Source: Rene Orchiston Rene Orchiston Source: Katarina Tawiri Katarina Tawiri Source: Rob Smissen Rob Smissen Source: Sue Scheele Sue Scheele