7 Dec 2010

Book stirs interest in Maori potatoes

11:23 pm on 7 December 2010

The author of a new book on Maori potatoes says there has been a real resurgence of interest in the humble taewa.

A Massey University horticulturist, Nick Roskruge, the chair of the Tahuri Whenua national Maori vegetable growers collective, says growers find it hard to meet demand.

He says the book, done in association with the Institute of Natural Resources, should help people avoid the more than 50 types of pests and diseases which can afflict potato crops.