A delicious tuber that when we first discovered we couldn’t get enough of.
A mix of Yellow, Red and Pink yams all from the Henry Harrington Collection a delicious tuber that when we first discovered we couldn’t get enough of. Originally from South America, arrived in NZ around the start of the 2oth Century. Also known as New Zealand Yams or Oca. Our favourite way to eat them is roasted, but also nice stir-fried. A delightful sweet root vegetable flavour. .
Sow like potatoes. Plant into fertile well drained soil in rows 1m apart at 30cm spacing in rows in late Spring after the chance of frost has passed, harvest 2 weeks after the plants have had a good frost as the tubers size up considerably after their first frost at the end of the season.