• Can I come and visit your farm?

A, Sorry no, I have strict quarantine procedures in place and can’t risk having any diseases brought in from other peoples gardens.

  • How can I purchase your potatoes?

A, During winter (August) and in January you can purches some of my potato varieties. Please note that My potatoes are bred myself and limited in numbers, you won’t be able to find them anywhere else so they will be expensive. On the up side, once you have some tubers you will always be able to grow them, and even sell/give them to your friends as they have no variety protection on them.

  • I don’t live in Victoria, can I still buy them?

A, If you live in another state, I cannot sell you seed potatoes, I am only allowed to sell potatoes for eating to people over the borders. I also cannot sell potatoes to you if you live in any potato restricted area in any state including Victoria. I can sell other seeds to you in other states except Tas or WA.

  • What is the difference between a diploid and a tetraploid potato?

The potatoes that you buy in the supermarket are Tetraploids, they have 4 sets of chromosomes. They are usually bigger and better producers than diploids. Diploids have 2 sets of chromosomes and tend to produce smaller tubers but many more colours and shapes than the tetras. Diploids tend to be better flavoured also and also do not store as well. I produce both diploids and tetras.

  • Can I breed with your potatoes and make my own varieties

Unlike most modern potatoes, mine are all fertile and produce viable seed. Yes you can breed your own varieties, but be aware that it is a hobby that can become addictive.

  • Should I grow from tubers or TPS?

Most people would be more comfortable growing tubers because they are easier to grow, but also because you know what you are getting. Growing from seed is for the adventurous who have enough space that it doesn’t matter if many of the resulting plants don’t produce. Potato seedlings are also a bit fragile.

  • What does ‘short day’ and ‘day neutral’ mean?

In their native areas nearly all potatoes are ‘short day’ which means they don’t start producing tubers until autumn, when the daylight length is under 12 hours. In our long season in Australia when you plant in spring the maturing of the plants will force them to tuberise but the tubers will be smaller and less in number than in the next crop that is more suited. A day neutral’ suggests, these plants don’t care about daylight length and will tuberise under any conditions.

Nearly all of the potato varieties I offer are day neutral.


  • Where do you post to?

I post to Australia excepting WA and Tas. Please ask if you live overseas.

  • Why don’t you have expiry dates on your seeds?

I don’t have expiry dates because it can be so different depending on how people store their seed packets, and I have no control over that. All I can say is that the seed is fresh and has good germination rates when packaged so most seed when kept in a cool dark place will last for 4-5 years. Seeds from the carrot and onion family will last less.

Tubers and Bulbs

  • When do you have your tubers and bulbs for sale?

Generally in Winter after I harvest them