Where to find Haida or Tlingit Potatoes

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  1. rithikha

    rithikha New Member

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    Hi All,

    I'm trying to plant more native species this season and have been trying to find Haida and/or Tlingit potatoes. I've been on the hunt for a while know and they're hard to find at any stores/markets or are out of stock.

    Does anyone here grow either of the two or know where I could find them?

    Some background info in case anyone else is interested: Time for the Tlingit Potato | Hakai Magazine
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I don't know where to find them, but thanks for the fascinating article. I'll look out for more info on this.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Perhaps you'll have better luck searching for Ozette potato. Apparently, Ozette, Haida, and Tlingit are one and the same. Note Cultivariable also has a related variety, Rozette:
    You may want to check with Eco-Sense as they had Ozette last year.
     
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    WesternWilson Active Member 10 Years

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    That was an awesome article. I too would like to source some of these potatoes, if anyone locates any! Happy to grow extra to share.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    WesternWilson Active Member 10 Years

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    Thanks for that...I have emailed them asking if they will have them in 2022 as they list the Tlingit as sold out. Those German Butterballs sound very tempting as well!
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Those half sliced potatoes certainly look tasty. Too bad the heritage varieties are not readily available for purchase. I wonder if there are any local potato festivals.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    While I recognize that cultivation expands the potential sites of where plants can be grown, it seems likelier to me that they had a direct Chiloe origin than the more circuitous Chiloe-via-Mexico. Temperate rainforest-inducing climate to temperate rainforest-inducing climate makes more sense than a stop off in the dry highlands or tropical rainforests of central Mexico along the way. I suppose it is possible (or even both could be), but...

    Attached are some photos of Chiloean nativars that are grown by the Huilliche-Mapuche peoples of Chiloe.
     

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    Thanks All for the resources and extra info, glad to see there's wider interest in this too! I think I'll pre-order some Ozette tubers from Cultivariable for now.
     
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    Alas Cultivariable does not ship to Canada...is anyone in Canada growing the Ozette/Tlingit potatoes??
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Ironwood appears to be the best bet for Canadians, at least for next year.
     
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    Thanks for that! I had never heard of Ironwood, will order from them next season. Their working email is :
    grow@ironwoodorganics.ca
     
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    Ok so we got some German Butterballs from Forstbauer Family Farms...they really are delicious! Intense, earthy potato flavour.
     
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    I am still trying to find a Canadian source for Tlingit/Ozette potatoes...anyone got any seed potatoes to share?
     
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    Maybe Ironwood mentioned above isn't already sold out for this year?
     
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    I don't have time right now to browse through all the site mentionned in this thread but I'll sure come back in the next few days.
    Thanks for posting.
     
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    Ozette tubers are available at Eco-Sense: Price List & Our Stock & Plant Info. Click on 'Price List & Availability' to get a detailed list of products and associated prices.
     

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