Story: Te ohanga onamata a rohe – economic regions

Kūmara grown on mounds

Kūmara grown on mounds

This traditional variety of kūmara was grown on puke (mounds). The kūmara was the most important plant imported from the tropics by Māori ancestors. Of all the cultigens brought to New Zealand it grew best in the colder conditions.

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Basil Keane, 'Te ohanga onamata a rohe – economic regions - Iwitini – most populous region', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23601/kumara-grown-on-mounds (accessed 4 December 2023)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010