A muka variety. Tall, straight, strong, yellow-green blades. Light orange keel and margins. Similar to Tāpoto, but softer and taller. Tall thin kōrari with light seed heads.
Quite good for piupiu as it strips well and cleanly although it has rather thin fibre. Dries hard to a pale cream after being boiled for one minute.
|Muka extraction||Muka extracts cleanly, para removes well. Small amount of fibre, thinning out towards tip of leaf.|
|Raranga - unboiled||Butt end hard to soften, reflecting fibre content. Tip much softer, lack of fibre. Edges fray slightly. Nice long whenu.|
|Rene Orchiston||Katarina Tawiri||Rob Smissen||Sue Scheele|