All year round. You can buy new season potatoes from late August until December
Storage and Handling
Store in a cool, dark and dry place, do not refrigerate as this can change the flavour.
Potatoes, often called spuds, are probably native to the Andes in South America. They have been a staple food of the Europeans and North Americans for nearly two hundred years! Potatoes, like most of the common vegetables we know today, came to New Zealand from the British Isles and were established by 1880 as a staple part of the early settlers’ diet. Potatoes are such an important food that 2008 was declared Year of the Potato by the United Nations.
Facts and Varieties
Potatoes are the number one vegetable in New Zealand with 97% of us eating them
53% of New Zealanders consume fresh potatoes four times per week and 21% of New Zealanders eat them daily
The part of the plant we eat is the swollen underground stem, called the tuber
New potatoes are available from late August through to December
New potatoes are immature potatoes harvested during the spring or summer
The skins of new potatoes are generally thinner and flakier than found on older potatoes
so sorry to say:
- due to how this product naturally grows - sizes may vary from week to week.
- we thank you for your understanding.
*Source: 5+a Day