Hawaiian sugarcane was introduced almost 1500 years ago by early Polynesian settlers, and was the sweetest item in their diet until the arrival of Captain Cook in 1778. You can check out several of the old varieties of sugar cane at Keanae Arboretum. This sugarcane has more colorful stalks and is much less fibrous than the present day, commercial sugarcane. Get directions from Hana Picnic Co. your one stop shop for your Road to Hana adventure.