Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua


Cultivar No Source: Rene Orchiston 43
Source Source: Rene Orchiston Near Foxton.
Description Source: Rene Orchiston

Very tall, wide, medium green blades. Few kōrari.

Uses Source: Rene Orchiston

Handy all purpose harakeke. Strips fairly well, although para is inclined to adhere. In tests for piupiu making, dried quite hard but strip needs to be cut to about 25 mm. Not as strong as other cultivars. Dries to a pale fawn.

Muka extraction Source: Katarina Tawiri Muka extracts perfectly cleanly and easily. Para removes effortlessly. Ideal muka flax.
Raranga - unboiled Source: Katarina Tawiri Strong flax, but like other muka flax the edges fray and fibre wants to separate from leaf when being softened.

Information sources:

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