Hunt for the Giant Hawaiian Taro
In Hawaii, there a native plant called the Taro, one of the original “canoe plants”, the ancient Polynesian settlers brought to Hawaii over 1700 years ago. It’s like a giant purple potato from out of Jurassic Park. We had found lots of the regular taro and the swamp taro on our hikes and foraging adventures. However, we had yet to find Alocasia Macrorhiza, the Giant Taro. On a hidden forest off the beaten path in Pololu valley, we finally found the fabled giant Taro.