Kūmara Ipomoea batatas
Kūmara has been planted 2 times by Growstuff members.
Median lifespan25 weeks
First harvest expected24 weeks after planting
Last harvest expected25 weeks after planting
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What people are saying about kūmara
We've just harvested the [kūmara](crop). It needs a warm summer, and this was the first summer we've grown it in a raised garden bed instead of a bag. At first, I thought it was a failure. I poked around the roots and found nothing. We pull out the greenery, and there was only a half dozen sma...Read more
Generally, "Taewa" is the term used for potatoes that have been in New Zealand since before 1800, and cultivated by Maori people - but the word can be used for all potatoes. The [kūmara](crop) is a distant cousin of the potato. Both the taewa and the kūmara come from South America. Where and ...
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I've been growing several indigenous plants recently. Theres a [miro](crop) tree that will eventually have berries. I've added [karaka](crop) [tawa](crop), and [hīnau](crop) to the growstuff database too, as these were (and are) food sources for the people living here for centuries. Also [kūmara...Read more