Different types of Mbambaira (Sweet Potatoes)

I recently visited my uncle and aunt (my mother’s brother and his wife) in Guruve with my mother and a day before we left my aunt started giving my mom seeds for different plants. Among the gifts were some sweet potato stems and leaves and I was surprised to hear that sweet potatoes have different names. Some of the names of sweet potatoes she knows were:

  1. Govha
  2. Mudzimai wanhasi
  3. Mugabewanyara
  4. Chimbambaira


She even told me there are more different sweet potatoes though she couldn’t remember the names.  Are you aware of any that we could add to this list? Feel free to let us know in the comments section.

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