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Kumara Red - Owairaka

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This variety of kūmara is the most well-known in New Zealand. It has a distinctive red skin and a creamy white, firm, textured flesh. Our kūmara seedlings are around 30cm long (see picture) - this means they're well on their way to becoming good plants. For more detailed planting instructions (and images) - visit our gardening guide below. Each seedling should produce (if your crop goes well) around a bucket of tubers each. 

Planting Instructions

  • pH should be 6.0 to 6.5
  • Raise a mound of soft soil to around 40cm high
  • Make a trench approx 5cm deep
  • Gently lay seedling so root is lying in the trench parallel, rather than pushing the root down like you might with another vegetable
  • Bend the seedling gently so the leaves are sticking out of the top of the soil (a J shape)
  • Water gently
  • Click on the gardening guide below for images of these instructions

Gardening Guide

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