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Growing Yams

Yams are the tuberous root of dioscorea batatis and other diocorea species which are tropical vines. Dioscorea transversa is the Native Yam, known as 'midiny' or 'wanka-parlu'.

Grown widely in South America, Central America and the West Indies, they are also popular in Asia and Africa. Remember that yams require a tropical to sub tropical climate to grow well.

See also: Dioscorea trifida, Dioscorea alata, Dioscorea esculenta, Dioscorea rotundata and Dioscorea cayensis.


Yams are often confused with the 'sweet potato' however they are not actually related.

 

YAM SUPPLIERS

For Dioscorea transversa try:

Witjuti Grub Bushfoods Nursery

PO Box 171 Kenilworth
Queensland, 4574
Phone: (07) 5446 0264


Yams. Growing yams in Australia. Yamsand Yam tubers for Sydney (NSW), Melbourne (VIC), Brisbane (QLD), Adelaide (SA), Perth (WA), Darwin (NT),Hobart (TAS) and Canberra as well as Rural Australia.