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Stewart Island Potato

Stewart Island Potato has been planted 2 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.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

34 weeks

First harvest expected

51 weeks after planting

Photos

Stewart island potato crops

Stewart island potato plantings

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Stewart island potato harvests

Stewart island potato seeds

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What people are saying about Stewart island potatoes

The year of the potatoes

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[Potatoes and taewa](https://flic.kr/p/2ioVEEy) ![Potatoes and taewa](https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49486191516_bb0a920ea9.jpg) This year i grew ELEVEN types of potato over summer.. [Waiporoporo Taewa Potato](crop) that were [ready early](/plantings/shiny-front-lawn-pots-and-potato...

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overwintering the taewa

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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...

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How to grow Stewart island potatoes

Grown for: tuber (1)


Stewart island potato is a variety of potato

Scientific names

None known.

Alternate names

Rakiura potato

Stewart island potato harvests

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