Story: Ngā tupu mai i Hawaiki – plants from Polynesia

Tī pore

Tī pore

The tī pore (Pacific cabbage tree) was introduced into New Zealand in the waka (canoe) migrations of the 13th century. It was grown for its taproot, which was cooked in a hāngī (earth oven).

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Louise Furey, 'Ngā tupu mai i Hawaiki – plants from Polynesia - Taro, uwhi and tī pore', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 September 2021)

Story by Louise Furey, published 24 Nov 2008