These are some taro plants growing in a lush Hawaiian valley, on Maui's north shore, where the plentiful rains bring an abundance of life. Taro patches used to be more common, and every family had these plants as a staple, to get by. The taro plant is like a symbol of the family, and it was held in high esteem. It is believed to be one of the earliest cultivated plants, originating in the Malaysian area.
In Hawaii, one of the traditional foods, POI, is made from the taro root. The leaves are another great food, high in vitamins and minerals, and are used most notably in LAU LAU. Today you can find both poi and lau lau in most Hawaii grocery stores and local restaurants, and the taro roots and leaves for sale in the supermarkets and ethnic food shops.
Are you looking for a little patch to call your own, where you can get back to living off the land? Haiku Maui could be that place.
Aloha from Haiku Maui - Georgina M Hunter Realtor (Sales) - 808 283-0635