Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua


Cultivar No Source: Rene Orchiston 28
Source Source: Rene Orchiston Tikitiki, East Coast.
Description Source: Rene Orchiston

Medium height, rather bendy, wide blades. Brown margins and keel.

Uses Source: Rene Orchiston

Used mainly in green kete. Better not boiled.

Muka extraction Source: Katarina Tawiri Muka extracts well, but lots of green leaf matter sticks to fibre. Para sticks hard. Medium amount of fibre.
Raranga - unboiled Source: Katarina Tawiri Leaves produce exceptionally long whenu. Easy to soften and of equal thickness. Could be good whāriki flax. Might work well for beginners as is soft. Whenu quite slippery, hard to keep tension.

Information sources:

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