Growing Sweet Potato, also Kumara

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07 Mar 19 Bruce (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I live on the Sunshine Coast Qld and I am trying to source runners or tubers of the NZ Kumara, if anyone has some available I’m willing to purchase, the Aussie sweet potato is so so different.
15 Dec 19 Greg (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi Bruce I live just up from the sunny coast,I know someone who grows them,but not got any at this time.did you have any luck.
15 Jan 20 Bruce (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Greg, short answer no. Had no luck getting the NZ kumara, can you get them . Willing to pickup or pay postage , oh for some NZ kumara so so different. Cheers Bruce
15 Jun 19 Chris Herden (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi Bruce. I have cuttings available of the new zealand kumara. I can send phot if you wish. How many were you after? I am based in Lismore and Hunter Valley, NSW.
09 Nov 19 Bruce Windsor (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Chris, sorry for the late reply, I am really interested in the NZ kumara if you can email me pic or contact me I live on Sunshine Coast QLD Thanks Bruce
08 Mar 19 Erin (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi, I have Beauregard sweet potato if that is a nz variety?
12 Apr 19 Bruce (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Unfortunately that one isn’t the NZ kumara
07 Mar 19 Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
Try the internet - seed and bulb places - like diggers club. You would probably have to buy a SP and then plant it to produce runners/shoots /slips.

Hi, I have Beauregard sweet potato if that is a nz variety?

- Erin

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