Kōrero: Agricultural and horticultural research

Kūmara pits

Kūmara pits

Maori had to develop a means of storing kūmara (sweet potato) during the winter for food and for planting the following spring. The most successful were underground storage pits that kept tubers cool and dry, although some kūmara were stored in dwellings, as shown here.

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Ross Galbreath, 'Agricultural and horticultural research - Early days', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/diagram/19623/kumara-pits (accessed 28 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Ross Galbreath, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008