Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua


Cultivar No Source: Rene Orchiston 60
Source Source: Rene Orchiston East Coast.
Description Source: Rene Orchiston

Tall, slightly bendy, blue-green leaves with powdery blue underside. Similar to Ruawai. Black margin and keel. Sends up plenty of very tall kōrari with light seed pods.

Uses Source: Rene Orchiston

Mature blades strip well with shell into long strands of fine, silky fibre. Very good for kete as it dries very white when boiled for one minute.

Muka extraction Source: Katarina Tawiri Medium amount of muka. Doesn't extract cleanly and para is hard to scrape off with knife. Not a muka flax.
Raranga - unboiled Source: Katarina Tawiri Whenu easy to soften and long. Ideal for whāriki. Whenu pliable and slightly waxy. Good raranga flax.

Information sources:

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