The New Zealand Kumara or sweet potato

  title={The New Zealand Kumara or sweet potato},
  author={D. Yen},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  • D. Yen
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Economic Botany
  • The varieties of kumara (sweet potato,Ipomoea batatas (Linn.) Poir.) being grown by the Maoris of the North Island of New Zealand are described and classed as Maori (pre-European) or European introductions. While the number of varieties is small compared with that claimed for the early Maori, it appears from the historical evidence that the variation in pre-European stocks was limited compared with that found elsewhere in the species.The New Zealand varieties have not been induced to flower… CONTINUE READING
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