Know Your Kava - What are all the different Kava cultivars?

February 17, 2018 1 Comment

Know Your Kava - What are all the different Kava cultivars?

Kava Cultivars

There are many varieties of kava root grown throughout the Pacific.  Every strain has its own distinct color, aroma, taste, and effect.

What Kava have you tried?

Hawaiian Kava Cultivars

  1. Hanakapi'ai
  2. Kumakua
  3. Hiwa
  4. Mo'i
  5. Nene
  6. Pu'Pu
  7. Mahakea
  8. Mapulehu
  9. Honokane Iki
  10. Pana'ewa
  11. Papa'Ele'ele
  12. Papa Kea
  13. 'Opihikao

Vanuatu Kava Cultivars

  1. Borogu
  2. Melmel
  3. Lalahk
  4. Abogae
  5. Bukulit
  6. Bogong
  7. Borogu temit
  8. Borogu tememe
  9. Bo
  10. Malmalbo
  11. Take
  12. Tabal
  13. Rong rong wul
  14. Maga
  15. Rara
  16. Renkaru
  17. Pia
  18. Rhowen
  19. Fare
  20. Leai
  21. Apin
  22. Ahouia

Fijian Kava Cultivars

  1. Yalu
  2. Damu
  3. Qila Leka
  4. Dokobana vulu
  5. Matakaro Balavu
  6. Vula Kasa Balavu
  7. Vula kasa leka
  8. Matakaro leka
  9. Qila Balavu
  10. Loa Kasa Balavu
  11. Dokobana Loa
  12. Loa Kasa Leka

Tongan Kava Cultivars

  1. Ata
  2. Hina
  3. Valu
  4. Hina 'akau
  5. Kula 'akau
  6. Lau fulufulu
  7. Leka kula
  8. Leka hina

Samoan Kava Cultivars

  1. Ava talo
  2. Ava mumu
  3. Ava sa
  4. Ava lea
  5. Ava la’au

Micronesian Kava Cultivars

  1. Rahdmel
  2. Rahmwhnger

Papua New Guinea Kava Cultivars

  1. Kuraka
  2. Dikoie
  3. Namuru
  4. Kawadarre
  5. Ikawat

 

 

 





1 Response

Sam
Sam

February 18, 2018

Thanks for the graphic. Very interesting all the different varieties. I’m wondering if it is the strain itself that varies the effects or the growing condition/location.

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