Depending on the time of the year, the varieties available
The mumuye and Onitsha yam are in season between July and
While the Abuja, pampas and benue yams are in season between
August and December, at these times they are quite cheap after which prices
start to go up.
Usually Abuja yams are no longer as white by April.
At that time of the year you can opt for other types of yams
like benue yams.
The Onitsha yams usually come in large sizes.
How to store yams
Yams are best stored in an airy space.
Best stored away from light and on wooden slabs (not on the
Consume bruised tubers of yam before other tubers.
If you live in an area where you enjoy constant power
supply, you can peel and store yams in the freezer
Unpeeled Yams should not be stored for more than 6 weeks.
Unpeeled yam should be stored away from water.