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Kūmara cultivar. Mōnenehu.

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mōnenehumōnehu (East Cape) 

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Kūmara cultivar. Cultivated in northern districts - Bay of Islands, Hokianga, Kaitaia - and also in Hawkes Bay and the East Coast. White skin, having white or whitish flesh (Colenso 1880).

Listed by Berridge 1913: 415 as one of the varieties grown by tuber by "an old Māori" informant.

Listed by Best 1925. Best also gives alternative name Monehu.

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One of kūmara cultivars brought by Pourangahua (Urewera tradition) Colenso 1881a.

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28 May 2007
2 July 2020
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