Kumara Hawaiian Blue – coming soon!

$14.78

SHIPMENT DATE: OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER (Kumara are all sent out once a year in October/November) Orders received will be placed on a first come first serve basis. The actual time of send out will depend on several factors, mostly the growth rate of the tupu  

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.

We introduced a courier post option for kumara to get your parcel to you even quicker. Although we take great care in packing the tupu we cannot be responsible for it once it has left us.

Limited to 3 bundles per order

Family: CONVOLVULACEAE 
Genus & Species: Ipomoea batatas

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Description

Heritage Status: Unknown
Bio-Region of Origin: Unknown
Quantity: 15 tupu

Description: Pale coloured skin with streaky bluey-purple flesh. When cooked the flesh looks very blue and is firm with a good flavour.

View our Koanga Perennial Crop Selection Chart 

To help you decide which varieties will be best for you.

Creating A Perennial Garden Bed

This excerpt from the Koanga Garden Guide is filled with valuable information.

Planting Instructions: Kumara need light/ sandy soils (Maori carried sand long distances to improve heavy soils) with a hard pan about a foot under the surface. We plant our kumara in beds that are about 1 metre wide. We shape the bed so a mound runs length ways along it. We then plant the kumara in two rows one on each side of the mound at a spacing of about 12 inches along each row. We stagger them so that the tupu on one side are positioned opposite the middle of the space between two on the other side. Bend the roots of the tupu under into a J -shape when planting so the roots face up to the top again under the ridge of soil, facing east or, in some traditions, north. Traditional additions to the soil were baked ground shell, seaweed, and woodash. We also use compost and Nature’s Garden fertiliser.

Additional information

Weight 1 g

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