Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua


Cultivar No Source: Rene Orchiston 46
Source Source: Rene Orchiston Urewera
Description Source: Rene Orchiston

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.

Uses Source: Rene Orchiston

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 Source: Katarina Tawiri Muka extracts cleanly, para removes well. Small amount of fibre, thinning out towards tip of leaf.
Raranga - unboiled Source: Katarina Tawiri Butt end hard to soften, reflecting fibre content. Tip much softer, lack of fibre. Edges fray slightly. Nice long whenu.

Information sources:

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