October/November Delivery - Kumara

Delivered from October as they become available.

We are honoured to hold a very special collection of ancient kūmara. The kūmara in this collection has been gifted to us from the Far North, Marlborough, Bay of Plenty, the Hokianga and the Kaipara, where they have mostly been continuously cultivated since pre-European times. Many of these kūmara grow differently to those we commonly know today. The leaf shapes vary a lot, the growth patterns vary, as do the colours of the leaves, stems and the kūmara.
We also have kūmara which were originally commercial cultivars that have now been grown organically and selected for keeping qualities for many years (over 20). These lines are very superior to using tupu from commercial kūmara.

Kūmara is sent out as tupu or small plants, not as tubers. Each bundle contains 15 tupu. Send out starts in October but the actual timing varies from season to season. Orders are then sent out each week, mostly in the order received, but the actual send out time of any particular order depends on multiple factors including availability of tupu and speed of growth.

If you want to find out more about growing kūmara there is information in our website knowledge base

Important information on ordering

Due to the need to juggle different varieties being ready and their regrowth rate, tupu will be made available to order after each pick (usually friday).

We will make what we have that week available but there will be more coming so if you miss out don’t worry – if you were on the waiting list we’ll put your name back on for the following pick.

Initially they will be available to members only but this will change as the season progresses.

If you are not on the waiting list then choose the varieties you are interested in, open the product and add your e-mail address.

On send out customers will receive an order note with tracking number to let them know their parcel is posted and to provide planting information

Last year we introduced a courier post option for kūmara to get your parcel to you even quicker. Even though it is more expensive we recommend using this freight option if you are concerned about your parcel reaching you in a timely manner. Although we take great care in parcelling the kūmara we cannot be responsible for it once it has left us.

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