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Massive taro root could be largest ever harvested

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) – A super-sized taro root has been harvested on Hawaii’s Big Island.

The 50-pound corm, which is the root of a taro plant, was grown on Aina ‘Ahiu Farm in Hawaii Island’s South Kona district and could possibly be the largest on record, West Hawaii Today reported on Wednesday.

The US Department of Agriculture said taro plants usually weigh between one and two pounds. This one – including corm, stalk and leaves – weighed close to 100 pounds. Clarence and Nellie Medeiros, who harvested the plant, said it could feed about 180 people.

More details on Monday’s Borneo Bulletin


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