Sweet Potato - Kumara

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Kumara Sweet Potato By Donovan Govan. [GFDL,CC-BY-SA-3.0] (Photo Credits)

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An Heirloom variety thought to originate in Polynesia, though the variety is also to be found throughout New Zealand. Tubers tend to be as large as sweet potatoes, with red skin and ivory flesh heavily marbled throughout in violet. This colour intensifies upon cooking. Especially creamy, Kumara is superb either mashed or baked. Contains high levels of Anthocyanins which has been studied for it's benefits with Alzheimer's Disease though it is best to research this or speak with an expert. Leaves are small and emerald green running from dark purple petioles, and can be eaten as a substitute for cruciferous Greens such as Kale either fresh or steamed.
Other Names: yam


Specifications of Sweet Potato - Kumara

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

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Sweet Potato - Kumara Reviews & Tips

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★★★★ 5y ago


Insanely vigorous! When planting out the seedlings they already had the most adorable mini sweet potatoes!! I LOVE sweet potato and eat a fair bit so i'm looking forward to growing my own. Can also feed the leaves to my bunnies!

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