1 Mar 2024

Kumara prices up to $14 a kg

From Checkpoint, 5:41 pm on 1 March 2024

Kumara's back in abundance after many crops were devastated by Cylone Gabrielle.

About 97% of Aotearoa's kumara is grown in Northland, due to warm climate and good soil, but much if it was left rotting in the ground because of storm damage.

At it's scarcest, some Kumara prices topped out at around $14 a kg.

Fans will be delighted to know new seasons orange, gold and red are on supermarket shelves.

But at what cost?

Foodstuffs North Island Head of Produce and Butchery Brigit Corson speaks to Lisa Owen.