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Thread #167214   Message #4030466
Posted By: Mr Red
27-Jan-20 - 04:43 AM
Thread Name: BS: Pumpkin vs sweet potato pie
Subject: RE: BS: Pumpkin vs sweet potato pie
From what I gather (New Scientist) the Sweet Potato has many varieis because it was taken round the Pacific as the peoples migrated from island to island. Mainly because it could be propagated vegetively. So much so that regular breeding of Sweet Potato in many cases is about a possible as it is for bananas (eg Cavendish).

In NZ they seemed to call Sweet Potato "kumera". Or did 30 years ago.

Don't eat it raw!