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Kō

Description

of Hawaiian Sugarcane Varieties

 

Ola a kau kō kea
Live till the sugarcane tassels

General Info

General Cane Information

He ‘oi kēlā ‘o ke kanaka huhū, ‘a‘ohe pū kō momona iāia

He’s a very angry man, no clump of sugarcane will sweeten him up
 

 

Uses

Hawaiian Uses of Sugarcane

Pua ke kō, ne‘e i ka he‘e hōlua
When the kō tassels, move to the sledding course

Names

Hawaiian Sugarcane Names

He Laukona ke kō, konākonā ke aloha
Laukona is the sugarcane, love is despised

Botanical Key

Botanical Key to Hawaiian Canes

I ‘ike ‘ia no o Kohala i ka pae kō
Kohala is recognized by her rows of sugarcane

Varieties

 

Sugarcane Varieties

He manu, nā maka i lalo ka ‘ēheu
A bird, with eyes under the wing

 

 

Authored by: Noa Kekuewa Lincoln.  
Please properly cite any use of information or graphics from this page. 

Lincoln, N. (2017) Description of Hawaiian Sugarcane Varieties. 
Retrieved from: http://cms.ctahr.hawaii.edu/cane/Home.aspx

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