Stewart Island Potato
Stewart Island Potato has been planted 3 times by Growstuff members.
Found by Kay Baxter growing wild in a cliff face along the shore on Stewart Island. Rare, heritage, unknown whakapapa.
Preserved by Koanga Institute.
Very tasty and a big cropper.
Found by Kay Baxter growing wild in a cliff face along the shore on Stewart Island around 1990. It is an extremely beautiful variety similar in shape to Whataroa and Chatham Islands however this one has pink rather than purple colouring on the skin, and the eating qualities are different. It is more floury rather than waxy.
Median lifespan34 weeks
First harvest expected51 weeks after planting
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What people are saying about Stewart island potatoes
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I had some [Urenika Taewa Potato](crop) and [Stewart island potato](crop) already sprouting at the end of last summer - and instead of leaving these rare potatoes to rot, I put them into the soil They're both known to grow in the cold south, so they should have been okay in Poneke winter. Th...Read more
How to grow Stewart island potatoes
Grown for: tuber (1)
Stewart island potato is a variety of potato