Use As Food
Table taro of excellent quality.
A little known variety, found in home plots on Maui.
Short, stiffly erect, stocky, maturing within 9 to 12 months, producing from 5 to 10 ‘ohā; characterized by short, stocky growth, broad, horizontal, crinkled leaves, and light green coloring of the Hā (Petiole).
40 to 55 cm, long, light green with inconspicuous, light greenish edge, a white area for 3 to 5 cm, above kōhina (base).
Lau or Lu'au(Leaf Blade)
35 to 50 cm. long, 30 to 40 cm. wide, 30 to 40 cm. from tip to base of sinus (māwae), broadly egg-shaped (ovate), almost horizontal, somewhat crinkled but not cupped, dark green; piko yellowish; round leaf section (lobes) acute and usually overlapping, with medium-cut lihi māwae (sinus).
'I'o kalo (Corm)
Flesh white with yellowish fibers; skin white to cream-colored.
Hā (peduncle) light green; flower cover (spathe) 22 to 25 cm, long, the lower tubular portion 4 to 5 cm. long, light green, the upper portion light yellow, rather tightly rolled.