Kumara harvest time again

Over the weekend Mum and I harvested our kumara crop (Maori sweet potatoes). Unlike previous years, this year we only grew one variety. With a deep fuchsia skin, poporo kumara go the most amazingly deep purple when baked and they taste like sweet, rich roast chestnuts. I’m sure they’re highly nutritious too.
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We get our young kumara plants from Koanga Institute who do a fantastic job of preserving the old varieties of food plants here in New Zealand through seed saving etc.
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The tops of the kumara plants (leaves and stems) were gathered into a a great bundle…
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…and fed to Alice the kunekune pig. She was very appreciative!
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2 Responses to Kumara harvest time again

  1. Richard Hunter says:

    Tena koe Lucy,

    I am trying to obtain some of the kumara variety Poroporo. Koanga Institute are no long able to supply.

    nga mihi Richard H

  2. Frances Ashton says:

    I see you have grown Poporo kumera.
    We did but unfortunately last year didn’t save the right tuber to shoot and therefore we no longer have poporo.

    Is there any chance you have a tuber you would sell us

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