This year's drought means consumers can look forward to a year of purchasing good looking, great tasting and easy peeling New Zealand kumara - but for growers, the season's been more of a mixed-bag.
Delta Produce Co-operative general manager Locky Wilson of Dargaville said hot dry conditions this year gave the root vegetable good size, shape and taste.
However, yields were mostly down. While kumara thrive in tropical conditions, the crops still needed more moisture than they got this season.
Delta has about 20 kumara growers supplying it.