Harvesting Pulaka – On a Very Hot Day

So during some preparation for a feast my dad in law needed to go to the pulaka pit and harvest some big roots that had been growing for awhile.

 

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Deciding which ones to harvest.

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Grandson watching grandpa.

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Fun for everyone!

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This is what the harvested roots look like.  The leaves of the plant look like a sweet potato leave but obviously much larger and the plant doesn’t vine it grows as a stalk.  Especially when the plots of pulaka are in the forest and are competing for light, some of the stalks can reach 8-12′ in height which is really amazing.

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Video of the harvest.

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