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Common varieties of kūmara

Common varieties of kūmara

The most common variety of kūmara (sweet potato) grown in New Zealand is Owairaka Red (centre), a local cultivar derived from an early European introduction, and first commercially grown in 1954. The orange-skinned variety is Beauregard, a United States cultivar introduced in 1993. The cream-skinned variety is Toka Toka Gold, another New Zealand cultivar, first grown commercially in 1972.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Market gardens and production nurseries - Other outdoor crops', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 August 2022)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008