How do I know when my kūmara are ready for harvesting?

Q.

Hi Tui, how do I know when my kūmara are ready for picking or harvesting?

Grant Bartlett

A.

Hi Grant 

Kūmara take approximately 100-120 days from planting to harvest. Harvest once the leaves start to die down or turn yellow (usually in autumn if planted in spring). Cut back the foliage and then lift kumara carefully using a fork. Leave them on the bed to cure in the sun for a couple of days. Cover them at night (with a sack or newspaper). Then store in a cool dry place.

Thanks, Tui Team. 

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