|Source||Waihirere, Gisborne District.|
A fine cultivar. Tall, very bendy leaves, soft but strong. Red margin and keel. Young leaves show reddish/brown shading at tips of blades. Grown in many districts under different names.
Do not boil, but just drag through boiling water. Gum at base has definite healing properties and was used for treating burns.
|Muka extraction||Muka extracts well. Para removal requires slight scraping with knife.|
|Raranga - unboiled||Good raranga flax. Good length of leaf, softens easily. Waxy quality when softened assists tight weave. Edges do not fray.|
|Rene Orchiston||Katarina Tawiri||Rob Smissen||Sue Scheele|