|Source||Eastern Bay of Plenty.|
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.
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||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||Superior raranga flax. Very strong, soft, leathery and pliable after softening. Waxy quality, keeps tension well.|
|Rene Orchiston||Katarina Tawiri||Rob Smissen||Sue Scheele|