This taro shows an unusual leaf shape, as the sides of each blade are curled upwards. It is quite productive; its corms have a reddish skin and harvest time is 8-12 months. The correct spelling of this cultivar in Hawaiian is " Pi’i ali’i " and it is often named "Royal Taro", because Ali'i were the chiefs. This red cultivar had ceremonial significance in Hawaiian culture and was used as offerings to the gods, but also it was reserved to be eaten only by the chiefs (Alii). Taro in general is a very ancient crop.
|Minimum winter temperature
||5 ºC to 15 ºC