Kalo nui: Kona couple unearths corm weighing nearly 50 pounds

  • MEGAN HADLEY/West Hawaii Today Nellie and Clarence Medeiros unearthed a 50-pound taro -- kalo -- root at their farm, Aina ‘Ahiu, in South Kona last month.

  • Clockwise from left: Nellie and Clarence Medeiros (rear and bottom right) are joined by their grandson, Jamison, in preparing kalo planting slips, or huli, for the family farm in South Kona. (Megan Hadley/West Hawaii Today) (Megan Hadley/West Hawaii Today)

A 50-pound kalo corm was harvested at Aina ‘Ahiu Farm in South Kona last month, making it possibly the largest taro ever recorded.