Purple Heart Potato

Purple Heart Potato has been planted 2 times by Growstuff members.

Bred in 2009 by the Plant and Food team at Lincoln, Purple Heart has the larger oval shape and smooth skin of a modern variety but the intense inky skin and dense mottled purple flesh of some Maori potato varieties.

A smooth skin makes it easy to scrub and bake so you don’t lose any of those antioxidants by peeling. It also keeps its purple colour when cooked making it attractive in salads or wedges. The flesh is dense so it holds its shape when cooked.

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living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

16 weeks

First harvest expected

18 weeks after planting


Purple heart potato plantings

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What people are saying about purple heart potatoes

The year of the potatoes

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How to grow purple heart potatoes

Grown for: tuber (1)

purple heart potato is a variety of Te Māori taewa potato

Scientific names

None known.

Alternate names

Purple heart potato harvests

Find purple heart potato seeds

There are no seeds available to trade on Growstuff right now.