Story: Kūmara

Koroua with kūmara

Koroua with kūmara

This elderly man is sorting kūmara tubers, in the early 1900s. This is one of the larger varieties, which were introduced by Europeans in the 19th century. The earlier varieties were much thinner, about as thick as a finger.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
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Photograph by Northwood Brothers

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Peter Adds, 'Kūmara - Growing kūmara', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Peter Adds, published 24 Nov 2008