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12 Jul 20 Denese Schick (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Hi potato growers! i have been married for 18 years, and all that time i have searched for Red Dakota seed potatoes. i see a few people on here mention them. cant get them up north here. my elderly husband grew them for many years, and i would really love to grow them too. i grow Maori, red deseri, Concord, Dragar, and a few others. i have saved my own seed for nearly 25 years. and would love to grow this special red dakota, which he says are different from other spuds. thand in advance. i would be keen to deposit a few $ in exchange for just 3 or 4 seed in good condition. please be sure of your variety
26 Jan 23 Hugh (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi - I believe Red Dakota is now on the u/a list. The last I ever bought/ate was in the 1980s, near Blenheim. A well-established market gardening family grew R-Ds, and I was forewarned by the senior man that they would be possibly the last I would get, as they were moving to more popular cultivars. R-Ds were notoriously difficult to clean properly for baking - all those craters - and peeling was a challenge, but they were ideal for roasting.
13 Jul 20 (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Go on the internet and do some research. Look for small and large potato seed selling companies. I just looked at Morton Smith-Dawe but they don't have them, ring them and ask if they know of anyone growing them. Or ring the Potatoes New Zealand and ask.
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