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Yam (Oca) Tuber Seeds

Yam (Oca) tubers seeds are usually long and narrow and rounded, reaching up to about four inches in length. Colours range from apricot, yellow, strawberry, pale cream/white, dark red/pink & the taste! This crop is easy to grow in cooler areas including all parts of New Zealand. As well "Yam's" are one of the highest vegetable sources of carbohydrate and energy (kilojoules). They are a good source of folate, a source of vitamin A (from beta-carotene) and vitamin B6 and contain potassium at levels of dietary significance. Their yellow orange colored flesh indicates the presence of carotenoids (yellow & orange-colored yams) and anthocyanins (red skins and specks in the flesh). While not as high as carrots, yams are a good source of beta-carotene.
  • Fabulous Colour, performs best in cool, and in maritime climates, where it should be planted in full sun. It thrives where summer temperatures do not rise above 85' F (30 C) for long periods of time. Oca is usually propagated by planting tubers. Oca tuber seeds are produced only under favorable conditions and are used for breeding. You can also grow them from stem cuttings or slips if tubers are hard to come by.

    Per 500 grams
    NZ$ 11.00
  • Dark Red Yams Tubers are one of the highest vegetable sources of carbohydrate and energy (kilojoules). They are a good source of folate, a source of vitamin A (from beta-carotene) and vitamin B6 and contain potassium at levels of dietary significance. Very rich in color and with a sweet taste.

    Per 500 grams
    NZ$ 11.00
  • A slightly lightly colored yam, rich in true taste of a yam. Very heavy prolific yield.

    Per 500 grams
    NZ$ 11.00

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