Yam or ubi is known throughout the world. It is a vine and so its needs support to climb on. Its

fruits are violet or light purple. The temperature it likes is 25’C – 30’C , and grows well if

watered throughout its life. The soil it likes best is loose and with good drainage.

It is good to plant yam between April and May when the sun is abundant. When the day is

long, it has plenty of leaves and branches. When the day is short, the development of the

fruits is good. The variety “kinampay” is of superior quality because of its aroma, taste and

violet color. This is powdered and used in the manufacture of ice cream.


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