Inca Gold is a new variety bred for New Zealand conditions by Plant & Food Research at Lincoln. Inca Gold has a yellow flesh and grows up to 10cm long and 3cm thick. It has a lovely flavour and is a high yielder.
If you are in a region that has frost’s, it is recommended that you leave your yams in the ground to get “frosted” a few times. This will enhance the flavour.
If your garden doesn’t become water logged over the winter, you can leave your crop in the ground for a few months.
Approximately late July to mid October. Plant 30-35cm apart to allow tops to grow and approximately 3-5cm deep.