Three D. rotundata yams (Habanero, P.I. 15484 and Guinea Negro) and four D. cayenensis yams (Guinea Amarillo, P.I. 15711, P.I. 15718 and P.I. 15719) were field evaluated under the same management conditions at the Corozal Substation. Further evaluated was the cooking quality of Habanero cultivar, species D. rotundata; and Guinea Amarillo, P.I. 1571 1, P.I. 15718, and P.I. 15719 of species D. cayenensis. There was no significant difference between species or among cultivars for marketable yield. The average production was 16.5 t/ha. All yam cultivars both raw and cooked were well accepted by a trained taste panel as to appearance. In relation to flavor and overall acceptability cultivars Habanero, P.I. 15711 and Guinea Amanita were found acceptable. Regarding texture, all five selections were "liked" and "liked moderately".