Urenika Taewa Potato
Urenika Taewa Potato has been planted 4 times by Growstuff members.
Pre-European potato from Aotearoa New Zealand. (Taewa) A long potato with dark purple skin that retains its colour when cooked. Waxy when small, floury when large. Great boiled or steamed. Produces big crops but needs a long growing season. Widespread around NZ long tubular dark purple skin and flesh, waxy when young, drier when larger, require a long long growing season to produce a heavy crop. Ure is maori word for "penis". Nika is a transliteration of an offensive english word. The potato is also known as "tutaekuri", which means "dog poo". Inspite of the terrible names, this is a quintessential Maori potato and the most recognisable taewa.
Median lifespan24 weeks
First harvest expected22 weeks after planting
Last harvest expected22 weeks after planting
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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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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
Generally, "Taewa" is the term used for potatoes that have been in New Zealand since before 1800, and cultivated by Maori people - but the word can be used for all potatoes. The [kūmara](crop) is a distant cousin of the potato. Both the taewa and the kūmara come from South America. Where and ...
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How to grow urenika taewa potatoes
Grown for: tuber (4)
urenika taewa potato is a variety of Te Māori taewa potato