Morton Smith-Dawe Ltd

Dawes Produce Ltd was established in 1986 supplying seed potatoes to commercial growers throughout New Zealand. In 2004 saw the purchase of Morton Smith’s potato business and the formation of Morton Smith – Dawe Ltd. We have been supplying seed potatoes throughout  New Zealand ever since.

We are based in Canterbury, the certified seed growing area of New Zealand which gives us the ability to source only the best certified potatoes, seeds and produce for our customers at short notice. With our own cool store, packing and distribution area our products are delivered throughout New Zealand in top order.

We are always working closely with the breeders of potatoes, asparagus, garlic, yams and shallots to ensure we supply the best seeds and produce.

We have an extensive list of Maori potatoes available to compliment our broad range of products.

Our packhouse is NZ Gap Certified.



Meet the Team

John Stanley

General Manager

Phone: 029 918 0419

Email: john@mortonsmith-dawe.co.nz

John Stanley has been involved with the farming community all his working life and has been involved with seed potatoes for at least 35 years. John joined the team at Morton Smith- Dawe Ltd in 2018.

Grant Dawe


Phone: 027 282 9690

Email: grant@mortonsmith-dawe.co.nz

Grant Dawe joined the family business in 2004 after some time working overseas. Before then Grant had previously helped packing potatoes after school from when Morton Smith-Dawe first started.