'WARRINE' ADJIGO YAM (Dioscorea hastifolia) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'
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One of the hardiest of the native yams.
Traditionally, this species was grown extensively from Perth’s southern coasts all the way up to Shark Bay, with single yam fields often covering several square kilometers.
The climbing shrub or ground cover tolerates sandy soil and drought, and will go dormant in summer when the foliage dies down. Reshoots in autumn with attractive foliage and yellow flowers.
Suitable for garden beds and large pots. Full sun/part shade.
Bush Tucker: Warrine tubers are long, thin and white. They can be eaten raw, but taste much better lightly roasted with butter or a pinch of salt.
This native vegetable is a great ingredient in a variety of savoury and sweet dishes, like stews, pies, curries, tarts, dumplings and cakes.