~Bun Long Woo~ Chinese Taro UH#005 Edible Colocasia Esculenta Live sm potd Plant



Taro for  Lū ‘au leaf

Bun long woo   Chinese Taro

You are bidding on * live starter plant seedlings with vigorous root systems * inches tall with * leaves born and growing in a  small container for ease of transplant.


UH # 005

The Chinese Bun Long is used as table taro, luau (taro leaf), and to the delight of local yuppies - taro chips.


Taro for poi is cultivated by both the dryland and wetland methods. Varieties commonly used are the Lehua Maoli, `Maui' Lehua, and Moi.  Most Hawaiian grown taro is allocated to four major uses: Poi, table taro, taro chips, and luau leaf.

Taro is an important food crop in Hawaii, the Pacific Islands, and Asian countries. In Hawaii, taro leaves are used  as a vegetable in laulau, and taro corms are made into poi. Corms are also boiled, steamed, and baked, and may be fried to make chips.

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Taro can be grown under two distinctly different cultural management systems: upland (dry land) taro planted in non-flooded,               rain fed areas, and lowland (wetland) taro grown in waterlogged or flooded fields. Much of the taro grown in Hawaii is wetland taro, but upland taro production is               rapidly increasing. "Upland taro" includes all varieties or cultivars of Colocasia esculenta, commonly called taro, and Colocasia esculenta var.               globulifera, locally called dasheen or araimo, that are planted under non-flooded conditions.

Several varieties of taro can be used for upland planting. The most common and easily accessible varieties in Hawaii are  'Lehua Maoli' and 'Bun Long'. 'Lehua Maoli' is an excellent "poi" taro, while 'Bun Long' is an excellent table taro that is also grown for making  taro chips.

Dasheen varieties are 'Tsurunoko', 'Miyako', and 'Akado'. A few unnamed dasheen varieties are also grown in Hawaii.  Dasheen or araimo, Japanese taro, also is used as a table taro. The Samoan Niue is primarily used as a table taro.

Use As Food

At the present time a large part of the luau sold in the market comes from this variety. The young  leaves are considered desirable for lū ‘au because of their large size, tenderness, and comparative nonacridity (not strong or bitter flavor). The  ‘i‘o kalo (Corm) are used as a table taro. The calcium oxylate crystals in the corm dissolve quickly. Bun-long is commonly used for taro chips, and in  Chinese restaurants it is cooked with taro duck, or as fried dumplings for dim sum. This is the kalo variety that Thai chefs use in taro tapioca. It is also  used in bubble drinks.


Grown rather widely, under dryland (māla) and wetland (lo‘i) culture. Commercially important  to Asian cooking, and its leaves (lū ‘au) are often used for making laulau.

General Characteristics

Tall, well sreading, stocky, maturing within 9 to 12 months, producing from 15 to 20 ‘ohā;  identified by purple ‘i‘o kalo (Corm) fibers, conspicuous against whitish ‘i‘o kalo (Corm).

Ha (Petiole)

75 to 110 cm. long, dark green slightly tinged with reddish-purple on upper half,  conspicuously purple at apex, indistinctly reddish at edge, usually an indistinct pinkish or purplish ring at kōhina (base) with white for 3 to 4 cm. above.

Lau or Lu'au (Leaf Blade)

50 to 60 cm. long, 35 to 45 cm. wide, 35 to 50 cm. from tip to base of sinus, egg-shaped  (ovate), drooping, dark green; margins slightly wave-like (undulate); piko large, purple; veins light purple on lower surface; round leaf section (lobes)  acute with shallow, narrow lihi māwae (sinus).

'I'o kalo (Corm)

Flesh white with conspicuous purple fibers; skin cream-colored, occasionally purple along  leaf-scar rings.

Pua (Flower)

This variety has the same ‘i‘o kalo (Corm) coloring as Trinidad dasheen.

Growing Information


(How to Grow Taro)

  • Light: 65%-73%  shade, likes high light, but will do reasonably well in 80%  shade

  • Soil: aerated mix  containing bark, coarse perlite and peat moss

  • Mature Height: 3-4'

  • Pot Size: 8-14"

  • Hardiness: Zone 7b

  • Origin:  Horticultural



Height: 36-48 in.  (90-120 cm)

Hardiness: USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)

Sun Exposure: Sun to  Partial Shade

Danger: Handling  plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Foliage: Grown for  foliage

Other details: Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out  between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens


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