Kaipara Kumara supply Red and Orange Sweet As! kumara exclusively to Countdown in convenient 850g packs. Look for the 2 types in your local Countdown. The Orange needs around 20% less cooking time than the Red, and they look and taste deliciously different.
(Owairaka) is the most recognised kumara in NZ with a distinctive red skin, a creamy white firm textured flesh. Slice with skin on and bake with red onions. Find out more about Red Kumara here...
(Beauregard) has a rich orange flesh and is the sweetest of the 3 varieties. Try in a caramelised roast vege salad. Find out more about Orange Kumara here...
Available from all Countdown Supermarkets.
Odd Bunch Kumara
A fantastic initiative by Countdown in utilising product not usually on sale in the premium loose section of their produce displays. As the brand suggests – “Unique produce that dreams of being tasted, not wasted.” These kumara may be a bit ugly and damaged – but they still taste great. They come in 2.0kg bags net mesh bags.
The new introduced Sweetpotato 1.5kg net mesh bag contains seasonal varieties of sweet potato (kumara) available in selected Countdown stores. While their origins are in Japan, they have been taken on by some of our growers over the years growing well in the Kaipara region. Varieties may include Honey Sweet, Kokei and Kogansengan.