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Urenika Taewa Potato

Urenika Taewa Potato has been planted 3 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. 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.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

18 weeks

First harvest expected

18 weeks after planting

Photos

Urenika taewa potato crops

Urenika taewa potato plantings

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Urenika tubers
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Urenika taewa potato harvests

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Urenika taewa potato seeds

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Urenika tubers
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What people are saying about urenika taewa potatoes

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) ...

How to grow urenika taewa potatoes

Grown for: tuber (1)


urenika taewa potato is a variety of Māori potato

Scientific names

None known.

Alternate names

urenika
blue potato
tūtae kuri

Urenika taewa potato harvests