Kalo Varieties

Which variety of kalo is the best? The one that's in the bowl on the table. - Jerry Konanui, Hawaiian Mahi‘ai

Use As Food


General Characteristics

Ha (Petiole)

Light purple, brownish.

Lau or Lu'au(Leaf Blade)

'I'o kalo (Corm)

Pua (Flower)


Bronzing of lau. Grown at Pane'ewa Hilo ag station. Hybrid of unknown combination. Can stand up to 6 feet. Grown dryland. Corm is purple lilac. Pounds like Maui lehua.