A sugarcane called “puaole” in Haiku, 1858.

Waikapu, Maui, October 14, 1858.

Rev. R. Armstrong.

Aloha oe:—I received your letter of the 9th of this month pertaining to the planting of our sugarcane [ko] in Haiku.

There is this, I have here in Waikapu a sugarcane called non-flowering sugarcane [ko pua ole]; perhaps there is a half an acre of this sugarcane growing in my fields. This sugarcane does not flower at all; and I know the truth of it not flowering, in 1849, 1850, and 1851. I planted a lot of this sugarcane here in Waikapu when I was milling cane in Waikapu, and I saw the truth in what people say, that this is a flowerless sugarcane.

As for this sugarcane, it would be very good for Kapena to propagate at Haiku, then it can be planted at all times without worrying about it flowering.

I send to you by way of Captain John Hall, a sugarcane of that variety; this sugarcane is planted in my fields here in Waikapu; its growing has not stopped, it will not stop.

With appreciation.

JOHN RICHARDSON.

(Hae Hawaii, 10/27/1858, p. 119)

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Ka Hae Hawaii, Buke 3, Ano Hou.—Helu 30, Aoao 119.

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